GREENVILLE – United States Attorney John Stuart Bruce announced that today in federal court before Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced BORENZO CORTEZ PATRICK, 26, of Riegelwood, North Carolina to 121 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release for Armed Bank Robbery and Brandishing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence.
On May 12, 2017, PATRICK pled guilty to these charges. The evidence established that on December 22, 2016, at approximately 8:16 a.m., PATRICK robbed the Riegelwood Federal Credit Union (RFCU), located at 2065 Andrew Jackson Highway, Leland, NC, at gunpoint. During the robbery, PATRICK conducted a violent armed takeover of the credit union, and was carrying an AK-47 style assault rifle. Though it was later determined that the rifle was unloaded during the robbery, PATRICK pointed the rifle at several bank employees and a customer, forcing the employees to lay face down on the ground and racking the rifle bolt several times.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Leland Police Department, Brunswick County Sherriff’s Office, and Columbus County Sherriff’s Office conducted the investigation of this case. Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of North Carolina