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Press Release

Grand Island Man Indicted by A Grand Jury For Robbing Two Banks

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a six-count indictment charging Timothy L. Mulvey, 32, of Grand Island, NY, with aggravated bank robbery, entering a bank with intent to commit a larceny, and bank larceny. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated according to the indictment, on June 27, 2018, the defendant robbed the Northwest Savings Bank on Grand Island Boulevard, on Grand Island. During the robbery, Mulvey displayed a weapon when demanding money from a bank teller.

Subsequently, on July 11, 2018, the defendant robbed the M&T Bank on Military Road in Niagara Falls, NY. Once again, Mulvey displayed a weapon during the robbery.

“I commend the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and the Niagara Falls Police Department for the tremendous work they did in investigating these bank robberies,” stated U.S. Attorney Kennedy. “Working with the FBI, our dedicated and professional partners in local law enforcement worked diligently for over a year to conduct a thorough and exhaustive investigation which culminated in the charges contained in this indictment. The citizen of both Erie and Niagara County are well served by the many dedicated men and women of state, county, and local law enforcement who truly stand on the front line of our defense against violent criminals.” 

The defendant was arraigned this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder and was detained. 

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert; the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Howard; and the Niagara Falls Police Department, under the direction of Superintendent Thomas Licata.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

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Updated July 18, 2019