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Eagle Pass Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

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

In Del Rio, 40-year-old Guadalupe Garza of Eagle Pass, TX, faces 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty today to robbing a bank while using a deadly weapon announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio Division.

Appearing before United States District Judge Alia Moses, Garza pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery while brandishing a firearm.  By pleading guilty, Garza admitted that on November 19, 2011, he robbed the Banquitos Las Minas Branch of the International Bank of Commerce in Eagle Pass.  According to court records, Garza approached a teller while carrying a binder.  Garza opened the binder revealing a revolver, and then instructed the teller to give him all the money in her drawer.  Garza fled the bank with more than $17,000.

Garza remains in federal custody pending sentencing scheduled for October 15, 2015, before Judge Moses in Del Rio.

The case resulted from a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation together with the Eagle Pass Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Meghan McCalla, Katherine Griffin and Chris Blanton.

Updated April 14, 2015

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