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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Buffalo Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery


    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Aaron Benn, 23, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of bank robbery, was sentenced to 43 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The defendant was also ordered to pay $1,429 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that on June 13, 2013, Turner entered M&T Bank, located at 788 Tonawanda Street in Buffalo. The defendant passed the teller a demand note threatening the use of a weapon. The teller gave Turner a specific amount of money.

On July 1, 2013, the defendant drove co-defendant Jeffrey Turner to the M&T Bank, located at 1580 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. Turner passed the teller a demand note threatening the use of a weapon.  The teller gave him a specific amount of money. Turner exited the bank with the money and got into a car driven by Benn who knew that Turner was going into the branch with the intention to rob the bank.

Jeffrey Turner was also convicted of bank robbery and sentenced to 33 months in prison. 

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.



Updated November 24, 2014