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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 14, 2018

Sanford Man Found Guilty Of Bank Robbery

Orlando, Florida – A federal jury has found Jurden Rogers (29, Sanford) guilty of bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during the bank robbery. Rogers faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is set for November 29, 2018.

Rogers was indicted in February 2018, along with his co-defendant Jerad Hanks (26, Daytona Beach). Hanks previously pleaded guilty to the same offenses for his involvement in the robbery.

According to evidence presented at trial, on January 18, 2018, Rogers and Hanks robbed a Seacoast Bank in Sanford. Rogers backed the getaway car up to the front entrance of the bank and Hanks exited the vehicle wearing a ski mask and holding a shotgun. Hanks then entered the bank and brandished the shotgun at tellers while demanding cash. After robbing the bank tellers of more than $2,300, Hanks returned to the waiting getaway car, and Rogers drove them to a nearby apartment complex. When law enforcement officers located Rogers and Hanks at the apartment complex later that day, Rogers hid his half of the robbery proceeds in the waste pipe of his toilet and tried to escape out of a third-story apartment window.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sanford Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chauncey A. Bratt. Assistant United States Attorney Nathan W. Hill assisted with the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Updated September 14, 2018