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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rochester man admits to bank robbery

All WNY News     Tuesday, June 13, 2017    

STAFF REPORTS



ROCHESTER -- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jerry Little, 47, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to bank robbery before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.  The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant robbed the First Niagara Bank located at 2255 East Ridge Road in Rochester. During the robbery, Little handed a teller a note, which read, “this is a robbery,” and demanded all of the money in the teller’s top drawer. The teller complied the defendant left the bank with the money.

The plea 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, and the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Richard Allen.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 14, 2017, at 9:15 a.m., before Judge Siragusa.

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