Court jails three suspects for using abducted employees to rob banks of $608,835

Court jails three suspects for using abducted employees to rob banks of $608,835
Armed robbers who tracked, kidnapped bankers, arrested, jailedWuzupNigeria

A United States court has jailed three suspected bank robbers Antonio Johnson, Travis Jackson and Shalundra Johnson, for kidnapping and multiple bank robberies.

In a statement on Monday, the US Department of Justice has disclosed District Court Judge, Sheryl Lipman, sentenced Jackson to 544 months in prison while Johnson was sentenced to 432 months and Mr Johnson 140 months to be followed by three years supervised release.

Lipman made the judgment alongside acting US Attorney, Joseph C. Murphy Jr, and special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis office, Douglas Korneski.

Court documents disclosed that the convicts kidnapped employees of three different banks from 2018 to 2019, using them to gain entrance into the banks, stealing a total of $608,835 in the process.

The convicts place a tracking device on their victim’s vehicle to locate the residents of their victims before going ahead with their kidnap and robbery activities.

The defendant trailed the victims to their residence, after which they compelled victims at gunpoint to either follow them to the bank or produce keys to the bank.

The trio was convicted after cell phone records, tracking device information, and evidence recovered from their respective residences confirmed their involvement in the robbery.

Speaking after the court ruling, Korneski warned that violent crimes would not be tolerated, adding that enforcement agencies will not rest until offenders are caught and prosecuted for their actions.

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