CLEVELAND -- Three Cleveland men were sentenced to lengthy prison terms this week for their roles in unrelated bank robberies, according to U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cleveland office.
Perry Johnson, 21, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Charles D. Moore, 28, was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison and Mitchell Perkins, 28, was sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison.
Johnson was found guilty of two armed robberies of CVS pharmacies last year in which he threatened the use of a firearm and took cash and prescription medication.
Johnson robbed the CVS pharmacy at 10022 Madison Avenue on Nov. 16 and the CVS pharmacy at 3171 West Boulevard on Nov. 23, 2012.
In the first robbery, he threatened the use of a firearm and took five bottles of prescription medication and cash from a CVS employee, according to the indictment. In the second robbery, Johnson pointed a firearm at CVS employees and took cash, 30 bottles of prescription medication and other merchandise, according to court documents.
Moore was found guilty of one count of armed bank robbery. This charge arises from the July 9, 2013, bank robbery of the PNC Bank at 20711 Chagrin Boulevard. in Shaker Heights, when Moore held the bank manager at gunpoint and stole approximately $46,000 from the bank's tellers, according to court documents.
Perkins was found guilty of armed bank robbery and using a firearm during the commission of a felony. He robbed the U.S. Bank at 5154 Wilson Mills Road in Richmond Heights, Ohio, on May 29, 2012, according to court documents.
"These three defendants put everyday customers in grave danger," Anthony said. "The sentences demonstrate that the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force will continue efforts to investigate and remove menacing criminals from our streets."
The cases were all investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and handled by prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's Office.