2 arrests made in hostage-style bank robbery

Posted at 9:11 PM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 21:11:47-05

Two people have been arrested after police said that they held a bank manager and his family hostage overnight and forced him to help them rob a bank.

Taylor Crisman and Chris Hill were arrested after a traffic stop in Galion, Ohio Wednesday, the Cleveland Division of the FBI reports.

The FBI received a tip after a sketch of one of the suspects was released.

Brian McConnell, the manager of a Key Bank branch in Ontario, Ohio, told police that his family was held hostage while he was forced to steal money from the bank.

Police reported on Nov. 5, an unknown suspect entered McConnell's home when no one was there. The suspect later held McConnell and his family hostage at gunpoint overnight until the morning of Nov. 6. 

On Nov. 6, police said McConnell followed the suspect's demand and went to the KeyBank he worked at on North Lexington-Springmill Road. He took an unknown amount of money from the bank before it opened, returned home and gave the money to the suspect. 

According to the report, the suspect then released McConnell and his family and fled the area. No one was physically harmed during the incident.

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