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Naples Man Pleads Guilty To Three Armed Bank Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Fort Myers, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that John Robert Haldemann (31, Naples) today pleaded guilty to three counts of armed bank robbery.  He faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison for each count. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, Haldemann committed three armed bank robberies last summer. On June 4, 2014, he robbed a Capital Bank in Venice.  He then committed an armed robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank in Naples on July 12, 2014.  And, in Punta Gorda on July 25, 2014, he robbed a Bank of America.  During each armed bank robbery, Haldemann displayed what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money from bank employees.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crimes Task Force, the Punta Gorda Police Department, the Naples Police Department, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the Venice Police Department, and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David G. Lazarus.

Updated March 24, 2015