Lake County credit union robbery suspects charged

Bank Robbery

(Cleveland) - The FBI, the Willoughby Police Department, and the United States Attorney’s Office announce the arrest of two individuals responsible for the October 11, 2017 robbery of the Willoughby-Eastlake Credit Union.

Arvis Williams, Jr. (age 22) and Melvin Hill, IV (age 21) were placed in federal custody this morning.  A third suspect identified as a juvenile is not being charged federally. 

On October 11, 2017, at approximately 9:55a.m., an off duty uniformed Willoughby Police Officer was working as security at the Willoughby Eastlake Credit Union, located on second Street.  

The off-duty police officer reported an attempted bank robbery by two male suspects wearing hoodies that entered the credit union.  

The suspects observed the uniformed officer, dropped their loaded Smith and Wesson MP-15 assault rifle at the credit union entrance and fled.  

Additional marked and unmarked units responded to the area to assist in locating the suspects.  

Investigators report, two suspects were apprehended, Arvis Williams, Jr. and the second suspect was identified as a juvenile.

Detectives say a short time later a patrol officer observed a possible additional suspect, after questioning, this individual was identified as Melvin Hill, the getaway driver. The suspects were taken into custody and charged locally.  

Today, Williams and Hill were transported to federal custody.  Additional federal charges are anticipated as these two are suspected of being responsible for several credit union robberies.

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