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FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance to Locate Suspect in Robbery of CVS in Cleveland

FBI Cleveland December 04, 2012
  • Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson (216) 522-1400

Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the Northern District of Ohio, announces the federal arrest of one individual and is seeking information on his accomplice. Both are involved in an armed robbery of CVS.

On November 23, 2012 at approximately 11:20 a.m., Perry Johnson entered the CVS located at 3171 West Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio. Johnson demanded at gunpoint that two employees take him to the office. The two employees complied with the demand. Johnson robbed the safe while in the office.

As Johnson was robbing the CVS office safe, Ja’mal Turnage entered the CVS and proceeded to the magazine aisle. Johnson exited the office and passed the revolver weapon he had in his hand to Turnage.

Turnage proceeded to the pharmacy. Turnage, at gunpoint, demanded an employee place narcotics into a garbage bag as he robbed the pharmacy cash register.

According to witnesses, Turnage and Johnson then fled from the CVS on foot. Turnage and Johnson fled the CVS with cash, bottles of narcotics, and other store items.

On November 28, 2012 Turnage was arrested by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force. Turnage was held on aggravated robbery charges by Cleveland Police Department. Those charges were dismissed on Friday, November 30, 2012, and Turnage was charged federally.

Turnage appeared in federal court yesterday for his initial appearance on charges of Hobbs Act, interference with interstate commerce with actual or threatened violence.

Johnson is currently not in custody. A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Perry Johnson with a charge of Hobbs Act, interference with interstate commerce with actual or threatened violence. Johnson is also suspected of the November 16, 2012 robbery of the CVS located at 10023 Madison in Cleveland, Ohio.

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is asking the public’s assistance in locating Perry Johnson. Information can remain anonymous, and reward money is available for information leading to the successful location and prosecution of Perry Johnson. Information can be provided to the Cleveland FBI Field Office at 216-522-1400.

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of FBI, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, and the Adult Parole Authority.

Any questions regarding this news release can be directed to SA Vicki D. Anderson at the Cleveland Field Office of the FBI, 216-522-1400 or Vicki.anderson@ic.fbi.gov.