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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Joint Federal-State Investigation Results in Second Arrest in Armed Bank Robbery Case

SAVANNAH, GA: On March 13, 2018, members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Southeast Georgia Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Robert Kimble, also known as “Bam” and “Ibn Yusuf,” on federal charges of armed bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  According to a superseding indictment that the federal grand jury returned last week, Kimble brandished a nine-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and used force, violence, and intimidation to steal $15,647.00 from a Navy Federal Credit Union branch on October 11, 2017.

Kimble is the second of two individuals to be charged with offenses related to the Navy Federal Credit Union robbery.  On January 10, 2018, the federal grand jury charged Jerrell Antonio Roberts, also known as “Zaiky Abdul Nabil,” with the same offenses for which Kimble was indicted more recently.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department detectives and officers apprehended Roberts within approximately 30 minutes of the robbery.  Roberts was arrested in the backyard of Kimble’s home in the Forest Park neighborhood of Savannah after Roberts ran from a vehicle that he had crashed while attempting to flee from police.  From Roberts’s vehicle, police officers recovered $15,647.00 in cash and a loaded nine-millimeter semiautomatic pistol.

If convicted of armed bank robbery, Kimble could be sentenced to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  In addition, the defendant faces a consecutive sentence of seven years’ imprisonment for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.  Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is punishable by 10 years in prison.  All federal sentences must be served without the possibility of parole.

United States Attorney Bobby L. Christine praised the FBI and Savannah Police Department for working together to combat firearms-related violence: “This Office remains committed to protecting the citizens of this community through its partnerships with federal law enforcement and local police to ensure that armed robbers and those who abet them are brought to justice swiftly.”

Savannah Police Chief Mark Revenew stated, “This is an excellent example of our partnership with federal counterparts who join us in our commitment to remove armed criminals from our community.”

U.S. Attorney Christine emphasized that an indictment is only an accusation and is not evidence of guilt.  Both defendants are entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the Government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Assistant United States Attorney Theodore S. Hertzberg is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States. FBI Task Force Officer Michael Rowan is leading the federal investigation. For any questions, please contact the United States Attorney’s Office at (912) 652-4422.

Updated March 15, 2018