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Orlando Jury Convicts Deerfield Beach Man For Bank Robbery And Brandishing Firearm During A Violent Crime

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

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Johnson Saint-Louis (39, Deerfield) guilty of bank robbery using a dangerous weapon and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Saint-Louis faces up to 25 years in prison for the armed bank robbery, followed by a mandatory consecutive sentence of between 7 years, up to life, imprisonment for brandishing a firearm during the offense. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 10, 2024. Saint-Louis was indicted on December 14, 2022.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Saint-Louis was a former ATM technician who traveled around the southeast tampering with ATMs serviced by his former employer. On February 16, 2021, Saint-Louis robbed an ATM technician who was sent out to fix an ATM malfunction caused by Saint-Louis at a bank in Longwood. Saint-Louis was previously convicted of a similar robbery in Tallahassee that took place in September 2021. In addition, during the trial, the government introduced evidence of similar robberies committed by Saint-Louis in Boca Raton in November 2019, and in Raleigh, North Carolina in August 2021.

As part of the FBI’s investigation into the bank robberies, Saint-Louis was surveilled by deputies from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office on November 4, 2021, who observed Saint-Louis traveling to various bank locations in Seminole County. Deputies eventually stopped Saint-Louis, and during that traffic stop, they observed that Saint-Louis had a firearm inside his car with black tape covering its serial numbers, as well as several pieces of paper listing the branch locations in Jacksonville. The listed bank branches were annotated with whether the ATM at each location was manufactured by Saint-Louis’s former employer or by another company, as well as notes like “too open,” “not enough exit route,” and “two man job.”

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tallahassee Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Rachel S. Lyons and Chauncey A. Bratt.

Updated May 31, 2024

Violent Crime