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FBI, police investigate bank robberies in Lyndhurst, Cleveland

by Mar 17, 2022Local News

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Banks in Cleveland and Lyndhurst were robbed Wednesday, the second and third reported bank robberies in two days, according to the Cleveland Division of the FBI.

At noon, a man entered the Huntington Bank branch at 4260 Ridge Road in Cleveland. The suspect waited in line, then went to the teller and asked to make a withdrawal. The worker turned to get a withdrawal slip, then turned around to find the suspect pointing a gun and making threats, the FBI says. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money.

Witnesses say the suspect is 5-foot-8 to 6-foot and about 150 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt with lettering on the front and back, dark sweat pants, a dark-colored beanie, and a white hospital-style mask.

Suspect in robbery of Huntington Bank branch in Cleveland.

A photo from surveillance video shows the suspect in the robbery of a Huntington Bank branch in Cleveland. (FBI)

At 1:30 p.m., a man robbed a Chase Bank branch at 5332 Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst, the FBI says. The suspect gave the teller a threatening note demanding money, then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, fleeing on foot south on Winchester Road.

The suspect is estimated to be 6-foot-1, 230 pounds, and was wearing a beige Lacoste hooded sweat shirt, olive green/brown face mask, black pants and a black book bag.

On Tuesday, a suspect robbed a Chase Bank in Bedford Heights. The FBI did not indicate any of the robberies are related.

Anyone with information can contact police or the FBI tip line at 1-877-FBI-OHIO. Callers can remain anonymous.

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