Brothers Guilty in Relation to Robberies of Bank and River Oaks Jewelry Store
HOUSTON – Two Houston brothers have pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting bank robbery, aiding and abetting the robbery of a jewelry store and related firearms charges, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Kendric Miller, 28, and his brother, Kenneth Glenn, 24, pleaded guilty for their roles in the robbery of the IBC Bank located on Montrose and DeBoulle’s Jewelry Store in River Oaks as well as brandishing a firearm during the IBC robbery.
Miller and Glenn stormed into the IBC Bank on June 9, 2016, with hoods, masks and firearms. The brothers demanded money from the tellers and for them to open the vault, during with time they held the tellers at gunpoint. Miller and Glenn both had firearms and were able to leave the bank with the money and enter a waiting stolen truck. Xavier Cain, of Houston, was driving the vehicle and also previously pleaded guilty to bank robbery for his role as the lookout and getaway driver.
Miller and Glenn also pleaded guilty to their involvement in the Sept. 13, 2016, robbery of the DeBoulle’s Jewelry Store. On that day, four males armed with hammers and a firearm rushed into the store. They began smashing the glass cases, managing to take jewelry, cufflinks and watches before getting into a grey Nissan waiting for them on the street. Miller and Glenn were lookouts during the robbery.
U.S. District Judge Nancy H. Atlas accepted the pleas today and set sentencing for September 2018. At that time, they face up to 25 years for the bank robbery and 20 years for the robbery of DeBoulle’s. They also face a minimum of seven years for the firearms charge which must be served consecutively to any other prison term imposed.
They will remain in custody pending that hearing.
Law enforcement officers with FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Houston Police Department conducted the investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill Stotts is prosecuting the cases.
This is an example of coordination between law enforcement who are part of the Houston Law Enforcement Violent Crime Initiative which combines personnel and resources from numerous federal, state and local agencies. The goal is to proactively fight and reduce violent crime across the Greater Houston area by targeting the region’s most violent offenders, augmenting investigative and prosecutorial efforts and enhancing training, public awareness and education.