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

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Traveling Bandit Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison for National Bank Robbery Spree

Jason Lee Robinson, 40, of Pikesville, Kentucky, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno to 188 months in prison, after previously pleading guilty to committing a string of bank robberies across the country (Case Nos. 19CR20423, 19CR20477, 19CR20478, 19CR20484, 19CR20520, and 19cr20543).

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) made the announcement.

According to court documents, Robinson’s bank robbery spree began in South Florida on December 28, 2018, roughly one month after he was released from federal prison following a 2013 conviction for bank robbery.  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 Arden, North Carolina of approximately $3,040.  On January 4, 2019, he robbed a Mountain Commerce Bank in Johnson City, Tennessee of approximately $4,300.  On January 8, 2019, he robbed a U.S. Bank in Mount Juliet, Tennessee of approximately $3,990.  On January 10, 2019, he robbed a Trustmark Bank in Prattville, Alabama of approximately $6,560.  On January 14, 2019, he robbed a Fifth Third Bank in Mount Vernon, Illinois of approximately $1,950.  On January 17, 2019, he robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Price Branch, Utah of approximately $2,269.

U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the FBI in this matter.  She thanked the FBI’s Field Offices in Charlotte, North Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; Memphis, Tennessee; Mobile, Alabama; Springfield, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver, Colorado and Louisville, Kentucky, for their assistance.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lisa H. Miller and Michael B. Homer in the Southern District of Florida.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or on

Updated September 11, 2019