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District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 20, 2018

Twin Cities Bank Robber Pleads Guilty In Federal Court

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the guilty plea of JAYVON DOMINIQUE GANT, 28, to one count of bank robbery. GANT, who was charged by criminal complaint on June 7, 2018, entered his guilty plea before Judge Joan N. Ericksen in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

According to his guilty plea and documents filed in court, on June 7, 2018, GANT entered Premier Bank in Bloomington, Minnesota, and passed a note to the teller that contained a demand for money, followed by a verbal demand of the teller to, “give me all the money and no trackers.” In response to his demand, the teller handed GANT $3,710 and, after receiving the money, GANT fled the bank on foot. Following the robbery, law enforcement officers located GANT at his home in Bloomington. Upon law enforcement’s entry to the residence, GANT jumped from his third floor balcony to the second floor below and then broke the sliding glass door and entered the second floor apartment in an attempt to escape. When confronted by law enforcement on the second floor, GANT jumped from the second floor balcony to the ground level where he was apprehended.

According to his guilty plea and documents filed in court, GANT committed five additional robberies of other banks located throughout the Twin Cities area. In all instances, GANT used similar tactics by passing a note to the teller that contained a demand for money. For example, one such note stated, “Give me all the money out the top and bottom drawer act calm and normal NO Gps or Dypack Im going to go through the money at this counter so don’t play games with me give me the money act normal no one will get hurt.” 

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Bloomington, Blaine, Fridley, Edina, Cottage Grove and Oakdale Police Departments. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), an initiative that brings together federal, state and local law enforcement to combat violent crime.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles J. Kovats.

 

Defendant Information:

JAYVON DOMINIQUE GANT, 28

Bloomington, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Bank robbery, 1 count

 

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Updated August 22, 2018