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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

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

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that yesterday TROYNELL COOKS, age 39, of New Orleans, pled guilty to bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a).

According to court documents, on October 29, 2018, COOKS entered the Hancock Bank located at 2421 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, and robbed it of money.  After a brief chase, law enforcement officials successfully apprehended COOKS not far from the bank’s location and recovered the stolen money.

The Court set sentencing in this matter for June 19, 2019.  COOKS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty (20) years, a maximum $250,000 fine, up to three (3) years supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment fee.

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 Attorney Duane A. Evans is prosecuting the case. 


Updated March 14, 2019

Violent Crime