Indianapolis Man Charged with Armed Bank Robbery of Huntington National Bank
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 04, 2009|
INDIANAPOLIS—James S. Ivy, 21, Indianapolis, Indiana was charged yesterday with the August armed robbery of the Huntington National Bank at 6714 West Rockville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force announced Timothy M. Morrison, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.
On August 12, 2009, Ivy approached a bank customer in the parking lot, pointed a gun at him, and forced the customer into the bank with him. The customer announced that Ivy had a gun and was demanding money. Bank tellers gave Ivy money, along with a dye pack, and Ivy then fled the bank, running south across Rockville Road. As he crossed the highway, a witness noticed the dye pack explode and saw Ivy get in a vehicle. The witness advised police, who were able to locate the vehicle a short time thereafter in a nearby apartment complex. Further investigation lead to identification of Ivy as the armed robber. Ivy was arrested for the robbery on August 18, 2009, by the United States Marshals Service in Biloxi, Mississippi.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Heckard Dowd, who is prosecuting the case for the government, Ivy faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison and a maximum possible fine of $500,000.00. An initial hearing will be scheduled before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Indianapolis.
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