Police asking for the public's help in identifying Maple Heights bank robbery suspect

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio - Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the individual who robbed Citizens Bank in Maple Heights last month.

According to police, on Oct. 10, a dark-skinned man with a raspy voice approached two employee's in the outside the back of the building, located at 15765, Broadway Avenue, and ordered them to open the bank.

Authorities said when the three went inside, the suspect told the employees not to call police or "bad things will happen." 

The man obtained a large sum of money and fled on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

The suspect is described as a man in his 40s, standing about 6-foot tall and weighing around 240 pounds.  He was wearing a surgical mask during the robbery.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the FBI's Cleveland office at 216-522-1400 or the Maple Heights Police Department at 216-662-1234.

Callers can be anonymous and a reward is available for a tip leading to a successful arrest and prosecution.

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