FBI New Orleans
Craig C. Betbeze
(504) 816-3274
December 7, 2019

FBI and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Arrest Alleged Capital One Bank Robber in Jefferson Parish

NEW ORLEANS—FBI New Orleans Field Office Special Agent in Charge Bryan Vorndran announces the arrest and charging via federal complaint of Levi Richard Herman for his alleged involvement in the robbery of Capital One Bank, 313 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Levi Richard Herman, entered the Capital One Bank, approached the teller counter and presented a note demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, Herman fled the bank on foot.

Herman, age 25 and resident of Jefferson Parish, was taken into custody without incident on Friday, December 6, 2019, at approximately 6:00 p.m. in Jefferson Parish through a cooperative effort between the FBI’s New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Following media publicity of the unidentified Capital One robber and bank photos, multiple tips from the public were received and played an integral part in the arrest.

Herman was transported to the St. Bernard Parish jail and charged with one count of 18 U.S.C. 2113(a) – Bank Robbery.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana is prosecuting this matter.

The public is reminded that criminal complaints, such as this, contain only charges and are not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The public can visit bankrobbers.fbi.gov for further information about suspects wanted for bank robbery.