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Bank robber pleads guilty

NEW ORLEANS – Reginald Lumar, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery before the Honorable Susie Morgan, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. Lumar faces up to 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee, as to each count. Sentencing is currently scheduled for August 10, 2021.

According to count one of the indictment, on or about September 10, 2019, Lumar and Byron Watson robbed the Total Choice Federal Credit Union located at 100 Palmetto Drive in LaPlace, Louisiana. They obtained approximately $7,000 in the robbery. According to count two of the indictment, on or about September 26, 2019, Lumar and Watson robbed the Fidelity Bank located at 9099 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, Louisiana. They obtained approximately $6,000 in that robbery.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crime Task Force, Louisiana State Police, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, New Orleans Police Department, and Saint John Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is handling the prosecution.