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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

Friday, January 26, 2018

Bronx Man Charged With Armed Bank Robbery

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, Police Commissioner of the City of New York (“NYPD”), announced today the arrest of DAVID MICHAEL HYLTON in connection with a robbery of a bank in the Bronx, during which thousands of dollars were stolen.  HYLTON was arrested yesterday, and presented today in Manhattan federal court before the Honorable Andrew J. Peck.


Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “As alleged, David Michael Hylton robbed a Bronx bank during business hours yesterday, wielding what appeared to be a shotgun.  Thanks to the FBI and the NYPD, shortly after Hylton got $7,000, the Violent Crimes Task Force got Hylton.”


FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said:  “As alleged, Hylton thought he could make a quick getaway after robbing a Bronx bank yesterday, making off with more than $7,000 in cold hard cash.  But thanks to members of the Joint Violent Crimes Task Force, he was caught red-handed and no longer remains a threat.  The FBI and our partners will continue to aggressively investigate bank robbery cases to minimize the threat these alleged criminals pose to our community.”


According to the allegations in the Complaint filed in Manhattan federal court:[1]

On January 25, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m., HYLTON entered a bank in the Bronx, gained access to the secure teller area, and approached a bank teller.  HYLTON brandished what appeared to be a shotgun and demanded that the teller give him the money the teller was holding.  HYLTON took from the teller over $7,000 in United States currency.  HYLTON then fled and was later apprehended and arrested. 


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HYLTON, 33, of the Bronx, New York, is charged with one count of bank robbery, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.  The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.


Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI-NYPD Joint Violent Crimes Task Force.


This case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Juliana N. Murray is in charge of the prosecution.


The charge contained in the Complaint is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


[1] As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Complaint and the description of the Complaint set forth herein constitute only allegations, and every fact described should be treated as an allegation.

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Updated January 26, 2018