FBI New Orleans
Craig C. Betbeze
(504) 816-3274
May 1, 2018

New Orleans Man Arrested in Connection with Capital One Bank Attempted Robbery

NEW ORLEANS—FBI New Orleans Field Office Special Agent in Charge Eric Rommal announces the arrest of and federal charges brought against Michael Collier for his alleged involvement in the robbery of Capital One Bank, 2700 South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana.

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at approximately 9:04 a.m., Collier allegedly entered the Capital One Bank, approached the teller counter, implied that he had a weapon and presented a note, demanding money. After allegedly attempting to obtain money, Collier fled the bank on foot.

Collier, black male, age 56, and a resident of Orleans Parish, was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the New Orleans area, by the FBI Violent Crime Task Force without incident. Collier was then transported to the U.S. Marshals Service for his initial appearance.

Pursuant to a criminal complaint filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana, Collier was charged with 18 U.S.C. 2113(a) – Bank Robbery.

This investigation was coordinated jointly by the FBI New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force and New Orleans Police Department. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana is prosecuting this matter.

The public is reminded that criminal complaints and indictments 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.