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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Friday, January 26, 2018

Bethlehem Man Charged With Six Counts of Robbery


PHILADELPHIA – Herik A. Jaramillo, 29, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was charged today by Indictment with six counts of robbery which interferes with interstate commerce in violation of the Hobbs Act, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.


If convicted on all counts, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 120 years in prison, plus possible fines, supervised release, and special assessments.


This case was investigated by the Bethlehem Police Department, the Lehigh Valley Violent Gang Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Timothy M. Stengel.


An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.   In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated January 26, 2018