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Delvin Perkins Sentenced To 51 Months In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

HAMMOND – Delvin Perkins, 24, of South Holland, Illinois, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James T. Moody to 51 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Commit Hobbs Act Robbery, announced United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

According to documents in the case, on March 18, 2019, Perkins and co-conspirator, Reilly Jackson, conspired to rob an armored vehicle within the Northern District of Indiana.  Perkins’ plan was to follow the armored vehicle as it picked up currency from various local businesses and find a suitable location to confront the driver with a firearm in order to obtain United States Currency.  The conspiracy was thwarted by FBI agents who conducted a felony traffic stop on Perkins’ vehicle before the crime could be committed.  At the time of the arrest, the FBI found two firearms within Perkins’ car.  As part of Perkins’ plea, he also admitted to participating in a prior theft of an armored vehicle out of Chicago, Illinois that took place on July 24, 2018.  At that time, Reilly Jackson was an employee of the armored car company and left the armored vehicle unlocked with the express purpose of giving Perkins access to the currency within.  Perkins entered the vehicle and stole $537,374 in United States Currency, which he later split with Jackson.  As part of the sentence, Perkins has been ordered to pay restitution in the full amount to the victim of the Illinois theft. In November 2019, Reilly Jackson was sentenced to 42 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Philip Simon.        

This case was investigated by the FBI with assistance from the Merrillville Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath in cooperation with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.



Updated January 17, 2020

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