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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Cleveland man indicted for armed robbery of bank on Puritas Avenue

A Cleveland man was indicted for his role in an armed bank robbery.

Devon Hawkins-Walker, 22, was indicted on one count of armed bank robbery and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

Hawkins-Walker was involved with others in the armed robbery of the Citizens Bank on Puritas Avenue in Cleveland on Jan. 31, according to the indictment.

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

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.

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

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Updated June 6, 2018