Armed suspect sought in Eastlake bank robbery

Posted at 8:47 PM, Jan 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-09 20:47:57-05

Eastlake police are investigating an afternoon armed robbery that occurred at Fifth/Third Bank on Jan. 9

Police said at about 12:20 p.m. a white male in his 20s or early 30s entered the bank branch on Vine Street announced a robbery, pointed a black handgun at a teller and demanded money. 

The suspect ordered the customers to lie down on the floor and then fled with a bag of money.

The suspect stands between 5-foot-8 inches and 5-foot-10 inches tall and was wearing a grey hoodie and a black ski mask which covered his face.

A witness told police the man got into a late 90s model champagne colored Ford Taurus wagon and headed east on Vine Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Eastlake police at 440-951-1400.


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