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New Orleans Man Sentenced To 60 Months in Prison For December 2019 Uptown Home Bank Robbery

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane Evans announced today that JOSEPH HERBERT BARLOW Jr. (BARLOW), age 52, was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison. He pleaded guilty to a one-count Indictment for bank robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a) before U.S. District Judge Wendy Vitter on July 27, 2021.

In papers filed in open court, BARLOW admitted to robbing the Home Bank located on Magazine Street New Orleans, Louisiana on December 19, 2019, stealing approximately $6,676.00.

BARLOW entered the bank and told the teller “I am here to rob this bank. Do not press any button or notify the police. I have a gun so give me all the money.”

Judge Vitter ordered BARLOW to pay $6,676.00 in restitution, serve three (3) years supervised release after his prison term and pay a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant U. S. Attorney Carter K. D. Guice Jr. is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated December 7, 2021

Violent Crime