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Detroit Man Charged with Robbing Kay Jewelers In Washington, PA and Attempting to Rob Other Jewelry Stores

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Detroit, Michigan, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The two-count Indictment named Willie James Harvey, age 37.

According to the Indictment, on November 13, 2019, Harvey robbed the Kay Jewelers store located at 2200 Tanger Boulevard in Washington, PA, and also conspired to rob jewelry stores in Mahoning County, Ohio and Washington County, Pennsylvania from November 12, 2019 through November 13, 2019.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Douglas C. Maloney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, South Strabane Police Department, Boardman (Ohio) Police Department, and Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated October 20, 2021

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