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Brazen bank robber brandishes gun at Lorain County bank, threatens to shoot employees

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Posted at 4:56 PM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 16:56:39-05

Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect who robbed a Lorain County bank at gunpoint on Friday morning.

According to an FBI spokesperson, an armed man walked into Chemical Bank, 351 North Main Street, Grafton, around 10:55 a.m., and pulled a handgun on the employees.

The robber told the clerks to show him their hands and then went to the bank manager's office, pointed the gun at her and ordered her to leave her office, authorities said.

The man demanded large bills from the employees and started counting down from 30 while he paced around the bank.

Police say the robber put the gun in each teller's face and threatened to shoot them as they were counting the money.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the man fled in what authorities believe may be a blue Ford Escape.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland FBI at 216-522-1400. Tips can be anonymous.