Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Rob New Orleans PO

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ROBERT WARREN, age 74, no known residence, pled guilty as charged yesterday to an Indictment charging one count of attempting to rob a United States Postal Office and one count of interference with postal employees.

According to court records, WARREN entered the Postal Office located at 701 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, handed a handwritten note to a teller, and demanded a quantity of money. WARREN was quickly arrested by investigators for the United States Postal Inspection Service.

inspectorWARREN faces a sentence of imprisonment of up to ten years for the attempted robbery charge and up to eight years for the interference with postal employees charge. U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon scheduled sentencing for June 23, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.