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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Man Sentenced for Attempted Robbery of ATM

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JUSTIN PIERCE, age 22, a resident of Slidell, was sentenced for conspiracy to commit bank larceny, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. PIERCE was sentenced to 18 months in prison, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. He was also ordered to pay $39,324 in restitution to Capital One Bank for damage caused to the ATM machine.

According to court records, on or about February 5, 2020, PIERCE 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, PIERCE 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. Attorneys G. Dall Kammer and Rachal Cassagne.

 

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Updated April 27, 2021