Willoughby-Eastlake Robbers in Fed Custody

Two young men accused of trying to rob the Willoughby-Eastlake Schools Credit Union appeared in court and were placed in federal custody Monday, according to the FBI. Shortly before 10 a.m. on October 11th, an off-duty Willoughby police officer, who was working security at the Second Street bank, said two males wearing hoodies entered the credit union with a loaded Smith & Wesson MP-15 assault rifle. The officer reportedly drew his duty firearm and ordered the assailants to drop the rifle that had been aimed at him. They turned and ran out the door, dropping the MP-15 in the vestibule on their way out. They were later identified as 22-year-old Arvis Williams of Cleveland and a 16-year-old unidentified juvenile after being located minutes later in a Sharpe Avenue back yard. 20-year-old suspected getaway driver Melvin Hill of Cleveland, was arrested after being seen driving a silver Ford Fusion that was registered to Williams. The juvenile suspect has not been charged federally.