Suspect Arrested in Connection with Three Armed Bank Robberies
|FBI Cleveland March 24, 2014|
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 arrest of Jonathon Schubert, age 29.
On Friday, March 22, 2014 a federal complaint was signed charging Jonathon Schubert with three armed bank robberies and one charge of use or carry of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.
Schubert admitted to committing the armed bank robbery of PNC Bank, located at 5320 North Abbe Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio on November 26, 2013; the armed bank robbery of PNC Bank, located at 15100 Puritas Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio on January 27, 2014; and the armed bank robbery of PNC Bank, located at 4600 Great Northern Boulevard, North Olmstead, Ohio on March 10, 2014.
Prior to the armed robbery committed on March 10, a witness outside of the PNC Bank observed an individual wearing a black face mask and black gloves and carrying a black bag exit a vehicle. The witness took a photograph of the vehicle the suspicious individual exited. Within minutes, the witness observed the suspicious individual run from the bank clutching a black bag with both hands and quickly entering the passenger side of the vehicle. The witness provided the North Olmstead Police Department with the photograph of the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Lorain Road and Berkshire Drive by North Olmstead Police Officers. The vehicle occupants were taken into custody and the vehicle was inventoried. The passenger was later identified as Jonathon Schubert.
A federal complaint was filed on Friday. Schubert was transferred to federal custody this morning. The initial appearance is scheduled for 2 p.m. today in Judge Baughman’s court room.
A complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.