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Fort Wayne Man Charged with Bank Robbery

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

FORT WAYNE – Larry Ratliff, 46 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was charged on September 10, 2018 by criminal complaint with one count of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

According to documents in the case, on August 18, 2018, a lone male entered a Credit Union in Fort Wayne, Indiana threatened the employees inside, then took approximately $10,000 in cash before fleeing in a white pickup truck. That pickup truck was found still running several hours later in the rear of a nearby apartment complex. The pickup truck was owned by an Indianapolis, Indiana construction company and had been stolen from Indianapolis a few days prior to the robbery. Fingerprints belonging to Ratliff were recovered from inside the pickup truck and an employee of the credit union identified Ratliff as the robber.

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that a Complaint is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty in court.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the Organized Crime and Corruption Unit of Indiana State Police, the Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Sheriff’s Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.


Updated September 13, 2018

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