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Friday, January 3, 2020

Chicago Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison

HAMMOND – Akeem Jackson, 29 years old, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after pleading guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery and Possession of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence, announced United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

According to documents in the case, on April 28, 2018, Jackson and others robbed a Brinks armored car while a Brinks employee was servicing an ATM at a Chase Bank in Hammond, Indiana. During the robbery, Jackson disarmed the Brinks employee by taking his firearm. Jackson stole approximately $617,000 during the robbery.

This case was investigated by the FBI GRIT Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jennifer Chang and Thomas McGrath.


Violent Crime
Updated January 3, 2020