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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing the Same Bank Twice

Montgomery, Alabama – Richard Allen Evans (50), of Arvada, Colorado, pled guilty on Friday, October 27, 2017, to bank robbery, announced Louis V. Franklin, Sr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.

On the morning of June 14, 2017, Evans entered the BBVA Compass Bank located at 3508 Eastdale Circle, in Montgomery, Alabama. He approached a bank teller and repeatedly demanded that she turn over all of the money in her bank drawer. The teller complied out of fear for her life and gave Evans more than $1,900 in cash from the drawer. Evans then fled the scene and drove to Florida where he was arrested the following day.

Court records show that this was not the first time Evans has robbed the BBVA Compass Bank on Eastdale Circle. Approximately ten years ago, Evans was convicted of robbing the same bank on October 18, 2006. Evans was sentenced to over ten years of incarceration for that and six other bank robberies. He was still on supervised release for those prior convictions at the time he committed the June 14th bank robbery.

Evans will be sentenced in the next few months and is facing up to twenty years in federal prison for the new bank robbery, as well as two additional years for violating his supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Franklin would like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Montgomery Police Department (MPD) for investigating this case. The Suwanee County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) and the U.S. Marshals Service assisted with this investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bradley Bodiford.

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Violent Crime
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Updated October 31, 2017