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

Friday, April 13, 2018

Cleveland man charged with armed robbery of Cleveland bank

A Cleveland man was indicted for the armed robbery on a bank on Chester Avenue last year.

Joshua Gilchrist, 35, was indicted on one count of armed bank robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

Gilchrist used a firearm when he robbed the Key Bank on Chester Avenue in Cleveland on Dec. 8, 2017, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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 it will be less than the maximum.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cleveland Division of Police. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Zarzycki.          

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651
Updated April 13, 2018