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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 25, 2022

Serial Bank Robber Indicted on Federal Charges

Miami, Florida – A 52-year-old Hialeah man with a prior felony conviction who went on a four-month bank robbery spree was federally indicted yesterday on 11 counts of bank robbery.

According to the criminal complaint, Jorge Ariel Cabrera (“Cabrera”) robbed 11 banks in Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.  During each robbery, Cabrera approached the teller window and pressed a handwritten note to the window, demanding money and threatening that he had a gun.  The victims complied with Cabrera’s demands, at which point Cabrera grabbed the money and fled the banks.  Cabrera was successful in stealing $65,950. 

On the day of his arrest, leaving the last bank that he had robbed, Cabrera fled from officers in his vehicle, led them to his apartment complex, and was found hiding in the apartment complex’s fitness center, after discarding the clothes he was wearing in the robbery.

After taking Cabrera into custody, Cabrera admitted to law enforcement that he robbed each of the 11 banks. 

Cabrera faces a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment for each of the 11 counts in the indictment.  

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami, announced the indictment. 

FBI Miami investigated this case, with assistance from Hialeah Police Department and Miami-Dade Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Brooke Latta is prosecuting this case.  

Criminal complaints, informations, and indictments contain mere allegations and defendants are innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 22-cr-60056.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Marlene Rodriguez Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney Public Affairs Officer USAFLS.News@usdoj.gov
Updated March 25, 2022