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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Traveling Bandit Indicted by Grand Jury in South Florida

A Kentucky man who is alleged to have robbed banks throughout the United States was indicted for robbing a Capital Bank branch located in Aventura, Florida.  He remains in custody. 

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement.

Jason Lee Robinson, 40, of Pikeville, Kentucky, was charged with one count of bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, 2113(a).  Robinson was previously charged by criminal complaint (Case No. 19-mj-2082).   Robinson is currently being detained in South Florida.  If convicted of the single count of bank robbery, Robinson faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison.

According to court records and allegations, Robinson robbed seven banks in states around the country.  On December 28, 2018, Robinson robbed a Capital Bank in Aventura, Florida of approximately $1,900.  On January 2, 2019, he robbed a SunTrust Bank in Asheville, North Carolina. On January 4, 2019, he robbed a Mountain Commerce Bank in Johnson City, Tennessee.  On January 8, 2019, he robbed a U.S. Bank in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.  On January 10, 2019, he robbed a Trustmark Bank in Prattville, Alabama.  On January 14, 2019, he robbed a Fifth Third Bank in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  On January 17, 2019, he robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Price Branch, Utah. 

Each bank deposit was insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. 

U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the FBI in this matter.  Mrs. Fajardo Orshan thanked the FBI’s Field Offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, Knoxville, Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, Mobile, Alabama, Springfield, Illinois, Salt Lake City, Utah, Price Branch, Utah, Denver, Colorado, and Louisville, Kentucky, for their assistance.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa H. Miller.

An indictment is merely an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven 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 on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated April 26, 2019