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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cleveland men indicted for robbing Richmond Heights bank

Two Cleveland men were indicted for robbing a Richmond Heights bank.

Qaid T. Azeem and Zubali Ikangua Bell were each indicted on one count of bank robbery. They used force, violence and intimidation to take approximately $1,935 from a teller at Dollar Bank, located at 5201 Wilson Mills Road in Richmond Heights on Dec. 6, 2017, according to the indictment.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Patton and Ranya Elzein.

If convicted, the Court will determine the defendant's sentence after a 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, it will be less than the maximum.

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.

Violent Crime
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651
Updated February 28, 2018