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Prison for "powder face"

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A Cleveland Heights man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for seven counts bank robberies and attempting an eighth last year. 

Kevin Walcott, 40, previously pleaded guilty to the seven counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery. According to court documents, Walcott got nearly $13,000 from the robberies on the east side of Cleveland.

Walcott also smeared a white paint or powder across his face during the robbery spree.

"This defendant robbed 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."

The robberies (all in 2012) are:

  • 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. 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 I see Bait Money 10.00 you Die."

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Margaret A. Sweeney and Phillip J. Tripi, following investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Shaker Heights Police Department

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