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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Gary Man Convicted During 3-Day Jury Trial

Of Bank Robberies

HAMMOND – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that Artez Brewer, age 30, of Gary, Indiana was convicted of 3 counts of bank robbery, after a three-day jury trial before District Court Senior Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen. 


According to evidence presented in this case, April 28, 2016 Brewer and his accomplice robbed Centier Bank in Griffith, Indiana.  On May 6, 2016, Brewer and his accomplice robbed Main Source Bank in Crown Point, Indiana and on May 27, 2017 Brewer and his accomplice robbed Horizon Bank in Whiting, Indiana. 


This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Crown Point, Hammond and Whiting Police Departments.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jennifer Chang and Thomas McGrath.


Violent Crime
Updated December 14, 2017