Rochester Man Admits To Committing Seven Bank Robberies
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Khiry T. Aiken, 26, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to bank robbery before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant admitted to robbing three federal credit unions and four banks in the Rochester and Buffalo, NY areas in 2016. Specifically, Aiken admitted to robbing the following financial institutions on the following dates:
• Advantage Federal Credit Union, 1625 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, on April 16, 2016;
• Key Bank, 1475 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, on May 25, 2016;
• First Niagara Bank, 1989 Clinton Street, Buffalo, on August 9, 2016;
• Summit Federal Credit Union, 1660 Monroe Avenue, Brighton, on August 15, 2016;
• Northwest Savings Bank, 3517 Union Road, Cheektowaga, on August 24, 2016;
• Advantage Federal Credit Union, 1625 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, on August 29, 2016; and
• First Niagara Bank, 3051 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, on September 13, 2016.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen; the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli; the Brighton Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark Henderson; the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda; the Amherst Police Department, under the direction of Chief John Askey; and the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Zack.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 12, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. before Judge Geraci.