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Two men indicted for 11 armed robberies across Cleveland area

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

A 17-count indictment was filed in federal court charging two men for nearly a dozen armed robberies in Northeast Ohio, law enforcement officials said.

Richard Glenn, Jr., 40, of Maple Heights, and Brandon Williams, 35, of Euclid, are charged with using firearms to rob banks, drug stores and convenience stores in South Euclid, Euclid, Wickliffe, Lyndhurst, Cleveland, Bedford Heights and Maple Heights.

The locations and dates of the robberies detailed in the indictment are listed below:

Aug. 9: Walgreens, 2135 Warrensville Center Road, Warrensville Heights (Glenn and Williams).

Aug. 15: Euclid Mart, 26610 Lakeshore Blvd. Euclid (Williams).

Aug. 17: Walgreens, 20485 Euclid Ave., Euclid (Glenn).

Aug. 21: Ohio Savings Bank, 29169 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe (Williams).

Aug. 23: U.S. Bank, 5695 Turney Road, Garfield Heights (Glenn).

Aug. 25: Chase Bank, 5400 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst (Williams).

Aug. 29: Dollar General, 9111 Miles Road, Cleveland (Glenn).

Aug. 31: A&M Food Mart, 25600 Aurora Road, Bedford Heights (Glenn and Williams).

Sept. 5: Dollar Bank, 240 E. 228 Street, Euclid (Williams).

Sept. 11: Chase Bank, 5435 Northfield Road, Bedford Heights (Williams).

Sept. 11: Dollar Bank, 5180 Warrensville Center Road, Maple Heights (Williams) 

The charges include Hobbs Act robberies, bank robberies, brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and being felons in possession of firearms.

Glenn has prior felony convictions in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for aggravated robbery and drug possession that make it illegal for him to have a firearm. Williams has felony convictions in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for robbery, burglary, grand theft and arson that make it illegal for him to have a firearm, according to the indictment.

“These defendants used firearms to rob 11 stores and banks all over the east side of Greater Cleveland,” U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman said. “Our law enforcement partners did a tremendous job bringing this violent crime spree to an end. Now this duo will be held accountable for terrorizing our neighbors.”

“Williams and Glenn put everyday citizens’ lives in peril with their gun-wielding robberies,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony. “For these dangerous crimes they are facing a significant amount of time in a federal penitentiary. The FBI will continue to work aggressively with our local law enforcement partners to ensure violent criminals like these are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” 


This case was investigated by the FBI and police departments from Cleveland, Bedford Heights, Euclid, South Euclid, Garfield Heights, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Wickliffe and Willoughby Hills, with assistance from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Pinjuh.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after 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 violations. 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 a charge and 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.


Mike Tobin

Updated October 13, 2017

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime