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Cleveland Man Convicted of Armed Bank Robbery, Brandishing a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

CLEVELAND - First Assistant United States Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that a federal jury convicted Randall Hines, 32, of armed bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during the bank robbery, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm on May 11, 2023 in Cleveland following a four-day trial before Judge David A. Ruiz.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Hines entered the Huntington Bank in Brooklyn, Ohio dressed in a turtleneck, covid mask, beanie, and hoodie in an attempt to conceal his identity and distinct neck tattoos. However, video surveillance from the bank and a
nearby business captured Hines’ car parked a few blocks from the bank. Hines was arrested three days later and a search of his car revealed, tucked under the bench backseat, the gun Hines’ used in the bank robbery, loaded with ten rounds of ammunition.

The jury also was  resented with additional evidence obtained from Hines’ cellular telephone which established his movements before and after the bank robbery.

Hines will be sentenced on September 7, 2023 before Judge David A. Ruiz.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Cleveland, Ohio, the Brooklyn, Ohio Police Department, the Parma Police Department and the Orange Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bryson N. Gillard and Aaron P. Howell.


Thomas P. Weldon

Updated May 12, 2023

Violent Crime