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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 19, 2017

Rochester Man Sentenced For Committing Seven Bank Robberies

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Khiry T. Aiken, 27, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of bank robbery, was sentenced to 71 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who handled 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 sentencing 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.

Updated June 20, 2017