Two men have been
charged in federal court in connection with an apparent conspiracy to rob a
Brinks armored truck in Merrillville, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the
Northern District of Indiana said.
Reilly Jackson Jr.,
39, of Griffith has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery; and
Delvin Perkins, 23, of South Holland, Ill., has been charged with being a
felon in possession of a firearm, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Both men were taken
into custody by law enforcement on Monday.
complaint against Jackson alleges that, on March 18, 2019, in Merrillville,
Ind., an investigation led law enforcement to make a traffic stop on a
vehicle he was driving after law enforcement, in addition to other
information received, observed the vehicle following a Brinks armored truck
as it made multiple stops to collect money from banks and businesses,” the
U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “Additional investigation led Jackson to be
charged with conspiracy to commit robbery affecting commerce of the armored
complaint against Perkins alleges that, as a passenger in the vehicle driven
by Jackson, he possessed two firearms recovered from the vehicle,” the U.S.
Attorney’s Office said. “With a prior felony conviction, Perkins was charged
in a criminal complaint with being a felon in possession of firearms.”
reducing violent crime are top priorities of my office,” U.S. Attorney
Thomas Kirsch said. “This case demonstrates how effective proactive police
work can be to reducing violent crime. I commend the FBI and other law
enforcement agencies involved in this case.”
These cases are
being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.