5 Middletown residents indicted in million-dollar diamond robbery

5 Middletown residents indicted in million-dollar diamond robbery

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A federal grand jury has charged five Middletown residents with the strong-armed robbery of a diamond jewelry merchant in Monroeville, Pa.

Amit Patel (also known as Alex Patel), 48; Mimi Chang, 40; Andrea Mullins, 35; Deanna Williams (also known as Dee Dee Williams), 36; and Danny Ray Horne, 37, were each charged in the indictment.

The indictment charges the defendants with one count of conspiring to commit the robbery.

The FBI began the investigation after the victim filed a police report with the Monroeville (Pennsylvania) Police Department following the robbery in April 2016.

“The government is seeking forfeiture in this case of more than $1 million, which represents the total amount of proceeds the defendants obtained as a result of the offense,” U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman said in a statement.

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