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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

www.justice.gov/usao/ca

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 3, 2010

Laura E. Duffy, United States Attorney

Contact: Assistant U.S. Attorney Rees Morgan
(619) 557-7847
rees.morgan@usdoj.gov

News Release Summary

United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced today that a federal grand jury sitting in San Diego
handed up an indictment on December 2, 2010 charging George Djura Jakubec with eight counts relating to
the unlawful manufacture and possession of destructive devices at his Escondido, California, residence and
the robberies of four San Diego County banks.

The indictment charges that on or before November 18, 2010, Jakubec did knowingly make and
possess destructive devices, including: nine (9) detonators; and thirteen (13) grenade hulls with unknown
quantities of high explosives, including Hexamethylene Tiperoxide Diamine (HMTD), Pentaerythitol
Tetranitrate (PETN), and Erythritol Tetranitrate (ETN), in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections
5822, 5845(f)(1) and (3), 5861(d) and (f), and 5871.

The indictment also charges Jakubec with three counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted
bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on November 13, 2009, Jakubec robbed the Bank of America,
located at 11190 East Ocean Air Drive, San Diego, California of approximately $43,012. It is alleged that
approximately two weeks later, on November 27, 2009, Jakubec attempted to rob the same bank. Jakubec
is charged in separate counts with carrying, brandishing, and using a firearm during both the robbery and
attempted robbery of that bank branch. The indictment further charges Jakubec with robbing two other Bank
of America branches: the Bank of America, located at 9460 Scranton Road, San Diego, California on June
25, 2010; and the Bank of America, located at 11855 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, California on July
17, 2010. In committing the three bank robberies, it is alleged that Jakubec unlawfully took a total of
approximately $54,000 in bank deposits by means of force, violence, and intimidation.
The defendant is currently in state custody and is expected to make his initial appearance in federal
court next week.

United States Attorney Duffy stated, I want to thank all of our law enforcement partners and public
agencies who participated thus far in the investigation and response to this incident. In particular, I extend
my sincere appreciation to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the San Diego County District
Attorney’s Office, both of which have advanced the prosecution and investigation of this case. It has been
a privilege working together with all the local law enforcement agencies, and I look forward to our continued
cooperation in the future.

DEFENDANT Case Number 10cr4828LAB

George Djura Jakubec Age: 54 Currently in custody

SUMMARY OF CHARGES

Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5845(f) — Illegal Manufacture of Destructive Devices
Maximum Penalties: Ten-year term of imprisonment; $250,000 fine; and three-year term of
supervised release

Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d) — Illegal Possession of Destructive Devices
Maximum Penalties: Ten-year term of imprisonment; $250,000 fine; and three-year term of supervised
release

Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a) — Bank Robbery and Attempted Bank Robbery
Maximum Penalties: Twenty-year term of imprisonment; $250,000 fine; and three-year term of
supervised release

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