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District Man Pleads Guilty to Daylight Armed Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON – Ronald Lamont Jenkins, 35, of Washington D.C., pleaded guilty today to the daylight armed robbery of a Northeast Washington D.C bank branch in June 2022, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Scott of the FBI Washington Field Office, and Chief Pamela A. Smith of the Metropolitan Police Department.

            Jenkins pleaded guilty today to a charge of bank robbery before U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss, who scheduled sentencing for August 21, 2024.

            According to court documents, Jenkins entered the bank branch on 900 block of Rhode Island Avenue on June 13, 2022. Jenkins approached the counter, stated “open the drawer,” and lifted the front of his shirt to reveal the handle of a black-and-gold handgun tucked into his waistband. As the teller opened the register, Jenkins reached over the counter and grabbed a large amount of cash before quickly leaving the bank. FBI Agents traced Jenkins’ flight path and recovered a pair of neon yellow gloves, a black hooded sweatshirt, a pair of brown shoes, a pair of sweatpants, and a black face mask – all of which matched the clothing worn during the robbery. A subsequent laboratory review discovered Jenkins’ DNA on that clothing, and he was arrested on November 15, 2023. Jenkins has been detained since his arrest.

            This case was investigated by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force with assistance from the Metropolitan Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James B. Nelson.

Updated May 1, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 24-375