New Orleanian Sentenced for Bank Robbery
Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DAVID SHEAROD, age 45, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a seven-count Bill of Information charging him with bank robbery, attempt robbery of a United States Postal Office, and Hobbs Act Robbery.
U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced SHEAROD to 120 months in the Bureau of Prisons, followed by three years of supervised release. Additionally, SHEAROD was ordered to make full restitution in the amount of $10,570.
According to court documents, on October 22, 2015, SHEAROD entered the Liberty Bank located at 6600 Franklin Avenue in New Orleans, and approached a teller with a note demanding money. The teller gave SHEAROD $1,697. On December 1, 2015, SHEAROD entered the Regions Bank, located at 541 Chartres Street, New Orleans, and approached a teller with a demand note. The teller complied and gave SHEAROD $1,400. On December 5, 2015, SHEAROD entered the Winn Dixie grocery store located at 4600 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans, and verbally demanded that the cashier give him money. The cashier gave SHEAROD $2,173. On December 10, 2015, SHEAROD attempted to rob the United States Post Office located at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans. SHEAROD approached a postal worker with a demand note demanding $2,500. The postal employee demanded that SHEAROD leave the post office and did not give SHEAROD the money. The next day, SHEAROD entered the First Bank and Trust located at 909 Poydras Street, New Orleans, and demanded that the teller give him money. SHEAROD robbed the bank of $2,600. SHEAROD’s last robbery occurred on December 13, 2015. SHEAROD entered the Walgreens located at 4200 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans, approached the pharmacy counter and demanded the cashier to open the register. While the cashier did not give SHEAROD money, before leaving the store, SHEAROD approached another cashier and demanded money. The cashier gave SHEAROD $200. Many of the bank tellers and cashiers allege that SHEAROD either used a gun to commit the robberies or implied that he had a gun during the robberies.
Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brittany L. Reed was in charge of the prosecution.