Nine Mile Bank Robber Captured In Cantonment Gets 15 Years (Exclusive Arrest Photos/Video)

November 15, 2019

A bank robber caught in Cantonment has been sentenced to 15-year in state prison.

Jamil Akil Winns previously entered a plea to robbery without a weapon for the September 20, 2018, robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on Nine Mile Road. He entered the bank wearing a wig and glasses before passing a written note to a teller demanding money and stating that he had a gun. After receiving money from the first teller, he passed the note to a second teller. He fled in a vehicle after receiving several thousand dollars in cash.

Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies caught up with him in the parking lot of A-1 Small Engines on Highway 29 in Cantonment. As seen in these photos and video, Winns was taken into custody without further incident.

Investigators could been seen removing cash from the Winns’ vehicle and placing it into evidence. At least some of the money was visible in the back floorboard of the car.

Winns has a long list of previous convictions, including petit theft, resisting an officer, sale or possession of a controlled substance, two counts of giving a false name to officer and more.

For more photos, click here.

Pictured: Bank robber Jamil Akil Winns taken into custody at gunpoint at A-1 Small Engines on Highway 29 in Cantonment on September 20, 2018. and the investigation in the A-1 parking lot. photos by Kristi Barbour and others, click to enlarge.



6 Responses to “Nine Mile Bank Robber Captured In Cantonment Gets 15 Years (Exclusive Arrest Photos/Video)”

  1. Dale on November 17th, 2019 7:51 am

    Good Job ECSO!

  2. Teased by IQ on November 15th, 2019 11:17 am

    Criminals are typically not the smartest of the crop.

  3. MR REALITY on November 15th, 2019 7:32 am


  4. sam on November 15th, 2019 7:12 am

    and with our justice system he’ll be out doing his thing in no time.

  5. Rita Turkturkgoid job Escof on November 15th, 2019 6:18 am

    Good job esco fla an northescambia for good good coverage

  6. rance on November 15th, 2019 2:38 am

    He’s a career criminal – 15 years not enough – needs to be a very old man before he ever sets foot out of a prison – upon release he will take up where he left off.

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