December 22, 2014

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Man pleads guilty to Chase Bank robbery

Andrew Perry

Andrew Perry

A Lakewood man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to bank robbery for the Jan. 11 robbery of the Chase Bank branch in Sheffield Lake.

Andrew Perry, 21, was one of two men accused of robbing the bank on Lake Road about 11:45 a.m. and making off with $9,288.

The Cleveland office of the FBI has said Perry and 18-year-old Bryce Herring, of Elyria, covered their faces with white bandanas and hooded sweatshirts during the robbery and fled in a car after getting the money.

Herring’s attorney, Jack Bradley, said his client also plans to plead guilty in connection with the robbery, but he has yet to work out a date with prosecutors to do so.

This isn’t the first time Perry has faced bank robbery charges.

He and his brother, Lewis Perry, robbed a Charter One bank branch in Lakewood last year, wearing only sunglasses as a disguise, and fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Lakewood police have said they quickly identified the brothers because they knew them and their disguises were not effective.

Lewis Perry received a four-year prison sentence for the Lakewood robbery, while Andrew Perry was given probation in the case.

A sentencing date in Andrew Perry’s federal case was not listed in court records Tuesday.

Contact Brad Dicken at 329-7147 or bdicken@chroniclet.com.