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January 29, 2015

Houston Man Convicted in Galleria Mall Bank Robbery

HOUSTON—Emiliano Trevino, 25, has entered a guilty plea to one count of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

On Oct. 16, 2014, Trevino robbed the BBVA Compass Bank at gunpoint located inside the Houston Galleria Mall on Westheimer Road in Houston. The robbery occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. during normal shopping hours.

Trevino entered the bank and asked for a withdrawal of 20s, 50s and 100s. As he demanded the money, he pulled out a black revolver from his jacket, displaying the gun to the teller.

U.S. District Judge David Hittner accepted the guilty plea today and has sentencing for April 24, 2015. At that time, Trevino faces up to 25 years in prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

Previously released on bond, Trevino was taken into custody following the sentencing today where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

This case was investigated by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force with assistance of the Houston Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Julie Searle is prosecuting.

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