Houston Man Sentenced for Crosby Bank Robbery
HOUSTON – A 32-year-old Houston man has been ordered to federal prison following his convictions for aggravated bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Dominic Renard Lindsey pleaded guilty March 23, 2016.
Today, U.S. District Court Judge David Hittner sentenced Lindsey to 51 months for the aggravated bank robbery which will be served consecutively to another seven years for the firearms charge. The total 135-month-term will be immediately followed by five years of supervised release.
Lindsey robbed the BBVA Compass Bank at 6011 FM 2100 Road in Crosby on May 18, 2016. He was armed and demanded money from the teller. He also pointed the weapon at customers and employees, forcing them to the ground. As he fled the bank, a witness followed him and saw him place two black duffle bags inside the jeep he was driving. After confronting him, the witness then saw him remove the bags and go into a foliage-laden area nearby.
Lindsey was driving a CenterPoint Energy (CPE) vehicle and told authorities he had a work order and was in the area checking a gas line. He was confirmed as a contractor for CPE, but the supervisor stated he did not have a work order for that area and that there was no gas line there nor any reason Lindsey should be there.
The clothing worn during the robbery and stolen money was found not far from Lindsey’s vehicle in the foliage where Lindsay was seen.
Authorities also discovered an unloaded .357 revolver, similar in color and style to the gun used during the bank robbery.
Lindsey has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force, which is comprised of personnel from the FBI, Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff's Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennie Basile is prosecuting the case.