jury finds man guilty of two bank robberies in Saint-Louis | USAO-EDMO
ST. LOUIS – On September 17, 2021, a jury found Briran Blake, 30, of Jefferson County, Ill., Guilty of two counts of bank robbery and one count of wielding a prominent gun of a crime of violence.
On June 9, 2017, Briran Blake walked into a regional bank on Hampton Avenue in St. Louis, presented a demand note to the teller, and escaped with nearly $ 2,000 in cash. 13 days later, on June 22, 2017, Briran Blake walked into a regional bank on South Broadway in St. Louis, presented a sight note and brandished a gun at the bank teller before escaping with over $ 4,200 in cash. Blake was charged in August 2019 following the analysis of the application notes and the identification of Blake as a suspect by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Crime Lab.
The trial began on Tuesday and ended with a guilty verdict on all counts on Friday. U.S. District Judge John A. Ross presided over the trial. Sentencing will take place on December 15, 2021. Blake faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
This matter was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Jason Dunkel and Donald Boyce sued this case on behalf of the United States