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Houston Man Sentenced In Galleria Mall Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

HOUSTON - Emiliano Trevino, 25, has been ordered to prison following his conviction of one count of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Trevino pleaded guilty Jan, 29, 2015.

78 months; $2927.51 in restitution; supervised release 4 years

Today, U.S. District Judge David Hittner, who accepted the guilty plea, handed Trevino a 78-month sentence to be immediately followed by four years of supervised release.

On Oct. 16, 2014, Trevino robbed the BBVA Compass Bank at gunpoint located inside the Houston Galleria Mall on Westheimer Road in Houston. The robbery occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. during normal shopping hours.

Trevino entered the bank and asked for a withdrawal of 20s, 50s and 100s. As he demanded the money, he pulled out a black revolver from his jacket, displaying the gun to the teller. 

Trevino will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

This case was investigated by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force with assistance of the Houston Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Searle is prosecuting. 

Updated April 30, 2015