South Bend Man Indicted On Hobbs Act Robbery Charges

Department of Justice

South Bend, IN-(ENEWSPF)- The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced the return of a four-count indictment charging Cordero Love, age 25, of South Bend, Indiana with 3 counts of Hobbs Act Robbery and 1 count of using a firearm during a crime of violence.   

According to documents in this case, it is alleged that Love committed 3 robberies in the South Bend/Mishawaka area.  The three robberies are outline below:

  • August 13, 2017 a Gas Station in South Bend was robbed by means of actual or threatened force, violence and fear of injury
  • On October 1, 2017 a Gas Station in Mishawaka was robbed by means of actual or threatened force, violence and fear of injury.
  • On October 3, 2017, a Gas Station in Mishawaka was robbed during which Love allegedly brandished a firearm.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty in court.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department.  The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.

The public is reminded that an indictment does not equal guilt. All those arrested, indicted, in the United States are presumed innocent until proven guilty.