(WOIO) - The infamous "powder face" bank robber who has now been identified as 40-year-old Kevin Walcott of Cleveland Heights, was indicted on seven counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery. All the robberies took place within one month.
Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cleveland office say Walcott primarily targeted the eastern suburbs of Cleveland.
"This defendant is accused of robbing more than a half-dozen banks during a month-long spree," Dettelbach said. "Each of these incidents put people at risk." Anthony said, "The valuable partnership between the public, local law enforcement and the FBI helped put a stop to this string of bank robberies. The FBI commends the attentive citizens that assisted in bringing Kevin Walcott to justice."
Although most people would assume that Walcott would have obtained a large amount of cash, according to the indictment, he actually only got his hands on around $13,000.
The robberies alleged in the indictment are as follows:
Oct. 26: Dollar Bank, 2200 Warrensville Center Road, University Heights, $2,470.
Nov. 1: Ohio Savings Bank, 2066 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, $690.
Nov. 2: PNC Bank, 10900 Lorain Road, Cleveland, $2,194.
Nov. 5: Citizens Bank, 5710 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, $1,021.
Nov. 8: Key Bank, 911 East 185th Street, Cleveland, $3,660.
Nov. 13: Huntington Bank, 920 East 185th Street, Cleveland, $800.
Nov. 15: Huntington Bank, 20601 Fairmount Blvd., Shaker Heights, $2,069.
Attempted: Nov 21: PNC Bank, 20711 Chagrin Blvd. Shaker Heights.
Walcott was arrested shortly after the attempted robbery of PNC Bank at Lee Rd. and Chagrin.
According to court documents, Shaker Heights police found a handwritten note on him that read, in part: "I have a gun and a police radio if I see police or hear the alarm you die first. If I don't make it out you die first. Give me all your 100.00 both drawer's 50.00 20.00. If I see bait money 10.00 you die."
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Margaret A. Sweeney,following an investigation by the FBI and Shaker Heights Police Department.