Cleveland man charged for armed robberies of Family Dollar stores
A Cleveland man was indicted for four armed robberies of Family Dollar stores that took place in 2015, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Office.
Patrick Young, 19, was indicted on one count of conspiring to interfere with commerce by means of robbery, four counts of interference with commerce by means of robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
The indictment alleges that Young and others known to the grand jury conspired to rob Family Dollar stores at 7300 St. Clair Ave., 3470 East 93rd Street, 7415 Superior Ave., and 12107 St. Clair Ave between August 24 and September 16, 2015.
The indictment also alleges Young carried and brandished a firearm during the incidents.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases the sentence will be less than the maximum.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carmen E. Henderson following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleveland Division, and the Cleveland Division of Police, and with the assistance of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.