Las Vegas, Nevada - A Las Vegas man was convicted by a jury Tuesday to committing two armed robberies at the same bank in Henderson, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.
After three days of trial, a federal jury found Anthony Delano Hylton Jr., 33, guilty of two counts of armed bank robbery and two counts of use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. He was also found guilty of one count of felon in possession of a firearm at a separate bench trial. United States District Judge Howard D. McKibben presided over both trials and scheduled sentencing for September 17, 2019.
The evidence at trial established that on October 7, 2016, Hylton entered a Citibank on S. Eastern Avenue in Henderson, armed with a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Once inside he pointed the gun at the customers and bank employees and ordered everyone to get down on the ground. He jumped over the teller counter and discharged the firearm into the floor. He then demanded money from the tellers while pointing his gun at them. He fled the bank with approximately $69,565. Three months later, on January 17, 2017, he entered the same bank armed with a revolver. He pointed the gun at the customers and bank employees and ordered everyone to the ground. He again jumped over the counter and demanded money from the tellers at gunpoint. The tellers complied and Hylton fled the bank with approximately $13,046.
Hylton is a previously convicted felon for battery with substantial bodily harm in Clark County, Nevada.
At the sentencing hearing, Hylton faces a minimum of 17 years in prison.
The case was investigated by the FBI and Henderson Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Lisa Cartier-Giroux and Peter S. Levitt are prosecuting the case.