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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Multistate Serial Bank Robber Pleads Guilty to Robberies in California, Nevada, and Utah

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gregory Jerome Brown, 28, of Bountiful, Utah, pleaded guilty today to robbing three banks, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, Brown robbed three banks in three different states. Brown wrote his demands on an index card, and in one note, he claimed to have a gun. After the robberies, Brown rode away on his motorcycle. After the Utah bank robbery, Brown fled south and was apprehended in Phoenix, Arizona.

This morning Brown admitted that he robbed the following banks:

  • On October 13, 2017, he robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 338 Elm Avenue, Auburn, California;
  • On October 14, 2017, he robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 2895 Northtowne Lane, Reno, Nevada;
  • On November 8, 2017, he robbed the America First Credit Union at 2928 East Mall Drive, Saint George, Utah.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Auburn Police Department, the Reno Police Department, the Saint George Police Department, and the Pleasant Grove Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Rodriguez is prosecuting the case.

Brown is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on April 18, 2018. Brown faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
2:18-cr-006 KJM
Updated January 24, 2018