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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 14, 2016

Gary, Indiana Couple Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbing Bank in Carrizo Springs

In Del Rio this morning, 44-year-old Luis Gonzalez of Gary, IN, was sentenced to four years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for the robbery of Capital Bank of Texas in Carrizo Springs, TX, in October of last year, announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr. and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

On August 2, 2016, Gonzalez’s 36–year-old common-law wife Lidia Igartua, who has familial ties to Carrizo Springs, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for her role in the robbery.

On February 25, 2016, both Gonzalez and Igartua pleaded guilty to one count of bank theft.  By pleading guilty, Gonzalez admitted that he robbed Capital Bank of Texas in Carrizo Springs on October 14, 2015, by use of force, violence and/or intimidation when he produced a note to a bank teller threatening violence and the use of a firearm.  Gonzalez fled the bank with $7,712.00 in U.S. Currency.  By pleading guilty, Igartua admitted to planning and purchasing disguises prior to the robbery, and being a recipient of proceeds from the bank robbery.

FBI arrested Igartua on the same day as the bank robbery; Gonzalez, the day after.  Both defendants have since remained in federal custody.  

Subsequent to the defendants being arrested, FBI agents recovered $7,200 of the stolen funds.  At sentencing, United States District Judge Alia Moses ordered that both defendants pay—joint and several—the unrecovered amount of $512.00 in restitution to Capital Bank of Texas.

This case was investigated by FBI and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Katie Griffin and Lewis Thomas.

Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated November 14, 2016