Orlando Man Sentenced to 151 Months for Armed Bank Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 05, 2012|
WAYCROSS, GA—Tony Tyrone Webb, Jr., 21, of Orlando, Florida, was sentenced Monday by Chief District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 151 months in prison for his role in the armed bank robbery of the Southeastern Bank in Douglas, Georgia.
The evidence presented at trial and during Monday’s sentencing hearing showed that Tony Webb and Olajawonne Webb robbed the Southeastern Bank of over $13,000 on November 28, 2011. During the robbery, Tony Webb vaulted the bank counter, pinned one teller against the wall, and pushed another teller to the ground. The morning of the robbery, Tony Webb purchased wigs and black clothing to be worn during the robbery from two stores adjacent to the Southeastern Bank in Douglas, Georgia. The evidence further showed that Tony Webb had been implicated in 13 additional armed robberies in the central Florida area.
United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver stated, “Bank robbery is not limited to the depictions that we see on television or in the movies. It is a serious crime that subjects real people to real violence. The safety and protection of American citizens is the number one priority for the United States Attorney’s Office. Those who commit violent crimes with blatant disregard for the law will be apprehended and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
This case was the result of a joint investigation by FBI Special Agents Torrance Slaughter and Tony Alig and Douglas Police Department Commander Jerome Perkins. Assistant United States Attorneys Charlie Bourne and Tania Groover prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States. For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.