5 Middletown residents indicted in million-dollar diamond robbery

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.

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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.