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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rochester Man Sentenced For Robbing Rochester Banks

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Ernest Young, 50, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of bank robbery, was sentenced to 151 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn Hartford, who is handling the case, stated that Young robbed four banks over the course of one week, just days after being released from the New York State Department of Corrections on similar charges. During each of the robberies, the defendant demanded money from the teller and said he had a gun. 

o On January 5, 2017, Young robbed the Bank of America branch located at 671 Park Avenue in Rochester;
o On January 6, 2017, the defendant robbed the Chase Bank branch located at 3917 Lake Avenue in Rochester;
o On December 31, 2016, Young robbed the M&T Bank branch located at 314 Waring Road in Rochester; and
o On January 4, 2017, Young robbed the M&T Bank branch located at 1385 Lyell Avenue in Rochester.

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 Area Major Crimes Task Force and the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Michael Ciminelli.

Updated November 16, 2017