Thursday, April 23, 2009


Elyria – Elyria Police and the FBI are currently searching for the man who walked into the First Merit bank on South Abbe Wednesday afternoon and held it up at gunpoint.

Police say the suspect walked into the bank – that sits next to the Speedway gas station – just after noon and demanded money from a Teller. The Teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, along with a dye pack to the man. The dye pack was found a short time later in the area of Route 57 & Taylor Street.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a hooded black coat and a white scarf that covered the suspects face.

As part of the investigation, Police retrieved a copy of surveillance footage from the Speedway gas station.

Anyone with information on the suspect should contact the Elyria Police Department at 440.323.3302.


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