Criminal Justice News

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Second of Two Men Sentenced in Bank Robbery in Twin Falls



BOISE B Juan Loredo, 22, of Salinas, California, was sentenced today to 155 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for bank robbery by use of dangerous weapons, and brandishing of firearms during the commission of a felony offense, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered forfeiture of the three firearms involved in the bank robbery. Loredo pleaded guilty on March 24, 2015.

According to court documents, on November 20, 2014, Loredo and his co-defendant Shawn Smith, 19, also of Salinas, California, robbed the First Federal Bank in Twin Falls, Idaho. As the men entered the bank, Loredo brandished a sawed-off shotgun, and Smith brandished a semi-automatic pistol at the tellers and manager. They stole $7,351, all of which was recovered by police when the men were arrested after a high-speed vehicle chase, and foot pursuit.

Smith was sentenced on June 9, 2015, to 119 months in prison.

"Those who use firearms to commit violent crimes, such as bank robberies, will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted," said Olson. "Innocent people who simply go to work each day in commerce, or who go into our banks to transact their daily business, must not be put in fear for their lives."

The men were apprehended by, and the case was investigated by, the Twin Falls Police Department. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms assisted in the investigation and prosecution of these offenses.

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