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21-year-old man who robbed 2 banks in 1 day convicted of armed robbery

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 14:21:56-04

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man has been found guilty for robbing two credit unions in Northeast Ohio.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Richode Meredith-Hills, 21, was convicted by a federal jury on two counts of armed robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence.

Authorities said Meredith-Hill tried to rob a credit union on Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights and robbed another credit union on Euclid Avenue in Willoughby. Both robberies occurred on the same day.

The case was prosecuted as part of a gun violence reduction program called "Project Safe Neighborhoods," which targets armed criminals for federal prosecution, the attorney's office said.

Meredith-Hill is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 10, 2020.