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Armstead and Jerome Kieffer, Father and Son, Sentenced To Life in Prison for Felony Murder Related To May 2017 Loomis Armored Car Robbery

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

NEW ORLEANS – United States District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced JEROME KIEFFER, age 25, and his father, ARMSTEAD KIEFFER, age 54, both of New Orleans, to spend the rest of their lives in federal prison for their roles in a 2015 armored car robbery and a 2017 attempted armored car robbery in which Loomis guard James McBride was killed, announced U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser.

Following a week-long trial in October 2018, a jury convicted JEROME KIEFFER and ARMSTEAD KIEFFER, who are father and son, of charges related to two armored car robberies, a 2015 robbery at the Chase Bank on N. Board and a 2017 attempted robbery at the Campus Federal Credit Union on Tulane.  During the 2015 robbery, JEROME KIEFFER and co-defendant DELTOINE SCOTT, who pleaded guilty and testified against the KIEFFERs, approached a Brinks truck while it was servicing ATMs at the Chase Bank.  JEROME KIEFFER forced a guard back onto the truck at gunpoint, and the two robbers made off with approximately $160,000.  About a year and a half later, the pair attempted another armored car robbery at the Campus Federal, this time enlisting JEROME KIEFFER’s father, ARMSTEAD KIEFFER as a lookout.  During the second robbery, gunfire broke out between the robbers and the guards, and Loomis guard James McBride was shot and later died of his wounds.  Both of the KIEFFERs were convicted on all counts at trial.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorneys David Haller and Michael McMahon are in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated March 20, 2019

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