Atlanta man sentenced for nine bank robberies
ATLANTA - Patrick Jerome Mouton has been sentenced for nine metro-Atlanta bank robberies. During the robberies, Mouton would approach tellers and give them a threatening note that demanded cash.
“Whether by firearm or threatening note, bank robberies strike fear in the hearts of bank employees and customers,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “Citizens trying to do their jobs or conduct their banking business deserve to feel safe in their communities. Thankfully law-enforcement partners worked tirelessly to end this series of robberies.”
“Mouton’s conviction was made possible by a collaborative effort with our law enforcement partners in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs and Cobb County,” said Special Agent in Charge Chris Hacker of the FBI Atlanta field office. “To anyone thinking about robbing a bank, the message from this sentence is clear. You will get caught, and when you do, you will serve a significant amount of time in prison.”
“I’m tremendously proud of our detectives and the work they put in to help solve this case. This demonstrates the importance of having such a close working relationship with our surrounding law enforcement partners.” Chief John Robison, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.
“Getting a prison sentence for this bank robber shows what good can result when law enforcement agencies work together,” said Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields. “We are grateful the U.S. Attorney’s Office has shown its commitment to getting serious offenders off of our streets and in prison, where they belong. Their office continues to do exceptional work.”
“We are proud of the partnerships we have established with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. We will relentlessly pursue suspects across multiple jurisdiction’s boundaries until we bring the lawless to justice,” said Chief Ken DeSimone of the Sandy Springs Police Department.
“The Cobb County Police Department is proud to be part of the interagency cooperation in this case. It is imperative law enforcement agencies continue to share information in cases like this in order to bring to justice those who prey upon the public regardless of jurisdictional lines,” said Chief Tim Cox of the Cobb County Police Department.
According to U.S. Attorney Pak, the charges and other information presented in court: From September 2017 until February 2018, metro-Atlanta banks experienced a startling series of bank robberies. During the robberies, the robber approached the teller and passed a note that demanded cash and threatened harm. On February 2, 2018, Patrick Mouton was arrested after robbing a Regions Bank branch in Atlanta. FBI reviewed surveillance video from numerous robberies and determined that Mouton had robbed seven other banks. In fact, he was captured after robbing a Regions Bank branch for the second time. Alpharetta Police Department detectives utilized information from the Sandy Springs Police Department to locate Mouton’s would-be getaway car and FBI found notes he used in other robberies and items identified in the surveillance videos.
Patrick Jerome Mouton, 47, of Atlanta, Georgia, has been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Eleanor L. Ross to five years, ten months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $15,734. Mouton was convicted on these charges on January 30, 2019, after he pleaded guilty.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alpharetta Police Department, Sandy Springs Police Department, Cobb County Police Department, and Atlanta Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan prosecuted the case.
For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016. The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga.