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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Man indicted for armed robbery of the same Richmond Heights bank he robbed years earlier

A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment charging two Northeast Ohio men with multiple criminal counts related to a bank robbery in Richmond Heights last year, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The grand jury charged Larry Hewitt, 47, of Garfield Heights, with armed bank robbery, brandishing a firearm in commission of a bank robbery, and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The grand jury charged Marcus Wright, 33, of Cleveland, with armed bank robbery. The charges stem from the November 6, 2014, robbery of the Ohio Saving Bank branch located at 720 Richmond Road, Richmond Heights, Ohio

In 2000, Defendant Larry Hewitt pleaded guilty to robbing the same bank.

Assistant United States Attorney Matthew J. Cronin is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Richmond Heights Police Department, and other local law enforcement agencies.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial where it is the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Violent Crime
Updated April 8, 2015