Friday, December 05, 2008


Amherst – The man who walked into the Fifth Third Bank in Sheffield Village Thursday afternoon and held it up struck again – this time in Amherst.

FBI officials say that the robber entered the Amherst First Merit Bank on Leavitt Road Friday afternoon at about 12:20pm. The man approached a teller, handed her a note demanding cash and left within minutes.

The suspect once again displayed no weapon and again did not attempt to hide his face. This time though he ditched his tan colored Carhart style jacket and entered wearing a black jacket and black hat.

Authorities believe this man has hit banks in the Pennsylvania area as well as banks in the Akron and Youngstown area – 7 in total. FBI and Police believe that the man will strike again.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call authorities: FBI 216.522.1400 – Sheffield Village Police Department 440.949.6155 – Amherst Police Department 440.988.4422.


Anonymous W. said...

They need to catch this SOB. Far too many good pictures of him, and NO one recognizes him? Hopefully they catch him soon.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous James said...

hope they catch this skum

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Patsy said...

I hope they catch him soon. Someone is going to end up getting hurt before this is over if it goes on much longer.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes they need to catch this guy before he hurts someone or something and i hope they catch him soon he can't keep doing this robbing banks because is gonna get hurt over this so this needs to be stopped.

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the banks use dye packs stuck in the money?

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like that rapper Eminem

3:11 AM  
Anonymous rlm-Lorain said...

There are times when a dye pack cannot be placed in with the cash, but I will not divulge that reason in a public forum because I do not want to "encourage" anyone else.

I suspect that this guy is not from around here, and that is probably why no one recognizes him. I also find it interesting that he only picks banks that are on very busy roads and highways; much easier to get away. This guy is actually pretty bright; too bad he didn't use his brains for something legal.

They'll catch him; very few bank robberies go unsolved and the odds are against him. It is just a matter of time. Hopefully this will happen before someone is hurt.

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now is the time for all the overzealous cell phone users who call police on petty traffic violators/fake calls to watch for this creep.

I think almost everyone has cell phones with cameras. A cell phone user must have seen something, and possibly one used their cell phone camera to take a picture of the creeps car and/or license plate.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous The Bot said...

Yes Anonymous 10:35 am i know i walk around banks and take pics. of peoples cars and license plate all the time. What a dumb comment.

9:16 AM  

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