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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Robbery of ATM

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – TYRIK SCOTT, age 20, a resident of Chalmette, pled guilty on May 18, 2021 to conspiracy to commit bank larceny, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. SCOTT faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 5 years, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Sentencing is scheduled for September 8, 2021 before the Honorable Susie Morgan.

According to court records, on or about February 5, 2020, SCOTT and others attempted to break into an ATM located in the drive-through of a Capital One Bank using sledgehammers, crowbars, chains, and a truck. Just prior to this robbery attempt, SCOTT and others were observed in the same truck attempting to break into an ATM at Hancock Whitney Bank.  

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer, Chief of the General Crimes Unit.

Updated May 19, 2021