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Rochester Man Charged With Bank Robberies In Brighton And Webster And With An Attempted Bank Robbery In Rochester

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

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Derrick Stubbs, age 52, of Rochester, New York, was arrested and charged by Criminal Complaint with bank robbery and attempted bank robbery, all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a). These charges each carry a maximum penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Eldridge, who is handling the case, stated that the Criminal Complaint alleges that on December 5, 2017, Stubbs attempted to rob the Chase Bank located at 560 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York, and on that same date, robbed the Summit Federal Credit Union at 1660 Monroe Avenue, Brighton, New York.  The Criminal Complaint further alleges that on December 7, 2017, Stubbs robbed the Chase Bank located at 920 Holt Road, Webster, New York.

The Criminal Complaint alleges that during these robberies, Stubbs handed a note to a bank employee demanding money.  The notes also contained statements to the teller such as “make it fast and don’t try nothing,” “don’t try anything funny,” or “no die pack and no games.”  Stubbs stole approximately $800, on December 5, 2017, from Summit Federal Credit Union robbery in Brighton, and approximately $2,425, two days later, from the Chase Bank in Webster. 

The defendant made an initial appearance on January 4, 2018, before United States Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman and has been held in custody pending a further status conference scheduled for February 5, 2018, before United States Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson.

The Criminal Complaint 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 Area Major Crimes Task Force and the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli; the Brighton Police Department, under the direction of Mark Henderson; and the Webster Police Department, under the direction of Chief Joseph Rieger.

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.  

Updated January 8, 2018