FBI New Orleans
Craig C. Betbeze
(504) 816-3274
October 12, 2017

FBI Arrests a Third Person for Involvement in the Homicide of an Armored Car Employee

NEW ORLEANS—On October 12, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the FBI’s New Orleans Violent Crimes Task Force (NOVCTF) and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), arrested Armstead Kieffer pursuant to a criminal complaint, for his involvement in the attempted Loomis armored car robbery and homicide of a Loomis employee.

Today’s arrest was effected in connection with the May 31, 2017, attempted Loomis armored car robbery by armed subjects, while Loomis employees were servicing an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) at the Campus Federal Credit Union located at 2200 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. A joint NOPD and FBI New Orleans Field Office investigation determined Loomis armored car employees were approached by armed subjects demanding money. The perpetrators then exchanged gunfire with the Loomis armored car employees at which time one of the Loomis employees was struck and subsequently died from his injuries.

In the early morning hours of October 12, 2017, Armstead Kieffer, father of Jerome Kieffer, was taken into custody by the NOVCTF and NOPD, then transported to Orleans Parish Prison. Jerome Kieffer and Deltoine Scott are also awaiting trial for their involvement in this brutal and senseless crime.

This matter is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

The allegations contained in this release and criminal complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant(s) are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or other bank robberies, is asked to contact the FBI New Orleans Field Office at 504-816-3000 or Crimestoppers Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111. The public can also visit “FBI – Bank Robbers” at bankrobbers.fbi.gov for further information on suspects wanted for bank robbery.