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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Criminal Complaints Charge Matthew Schweitzer And Derek Wurth With Pair Of Bank Robberies

Memphis, TNMatthew Schweitzer, 26, of Memphis and Derek Wurth, 25, were each charged in separate criminal complaints with one count of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

According to the facts alleged in the criminal complaints, on November 4, 2013, at approximately 1:43 p.m., a lone male entered the Kroger Store located at 676 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova. He approached one of the bank tellers at Suntrust Bank located within Kroger, demanded money, and fled with the money.

On November 5, 2013, a Crime Stopper tip identified Schweitzer as the individual responsible for the bank robbery. That same day, members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force arrested Schweitzer without incident.

While in custody, Schweitzer confessed to the robbery of the Suntrust Bank and further confessed to being present during the October 11, 2013 robbery of the First Tennessee Bank located inside the Kroger Store at 9025 U.S. Highway 64.  He identified Wurth as the individual responsible for the robbery of the First Tennessee Bank. Wurth was arrested on November 6, 2013 in Oxford, MS.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lorraine Craig is representing the government.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaints are merely accusations, and the defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 19, 2015