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FBI on the Hunt for Robbery Suspect

Local police agencies, FBI looking for serial robber who hit several banks in the area, including one in Cuyahoga Falls.

, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and several other local law enforcement agencies are on the hunt for a serial robber who's held up five banks in the last six weeks. 

To date, he's only targeted banks located within grocery stores and is yet to be identified, according to Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI.

The man is described as possibly a white male (dark complexion), 30-35 years of age, 5' 10" tall and approximately 175 pounds.

The banks he's hit so far include: 

  • July 2, 2012: U.S. Bank, located inside the Fishers Food store at 4403 Cleveland Ave. in Canton.
  • July 20, 2012:, located inside the Giant Eagle on Graham Road in Cuyahoga Falls.
  • July 27, 2012: Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at 4700 Belmont Ave. in Youngstown.
  • August 3, 2012: Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at Washington Square in North Canton.
  • August 10, 2012: Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at 608 Raff Rd. in Canton.

A reward is being offered for tips leading to his identification and arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department at 330-928-2181 or the FBI at 330-456-6200.

Terry August 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I'm not an electronics expert but why can't they install a DOOR LOCKDOWN button at the bank teller window. This would include all customer doors as well as delivery doors through out the store. Also make it trigger a silent alarm. Put it on the floor, like a gas pedal in a car, so it could be activated without the robber seeing the move. Do I watch too many movies ????
Dave L August 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM
The last thing you want to do it prevent a nervous, possibly-armed, robber from escaping. Putting customers in harm's way is not a good way to handle that situation. Just let him walk out, hopefully without any injuries or death.
Dale Ferrell August 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Don't want to lock them in, better off letting them go and having a good camera at the doors and in the parking lot.
Terry August 15, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Looks like all but ONE day so far is a Monday (probably didn't get much that day) ... All other dates listed above are Fridays (more money in the bank for pay day checks?). There've been a lot of good camera shots but no tips (apparently) because he's still at it. Hard to believe NOBODY knows this guy. Wonder if he lives in the Canton area? Right now he seems to favor Giant Eagle stores. If he's this smart, he'll probably move out of the Canton area for his next robbery Friday.
Dave August 15, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Does anyone notice a pattern? After robbing the first bank he waited 18 days before robbing the second one. Probably because he was letting it all sink in. The last 4 robberies have all been exactly one week apart and on a Friday. Just like he prefers banks inside grocery stores, he also prefers doing his dirty work on Fridays. If I were the police, I would have undercover officers at all banks located in a grocery store this Friday. Little mistakes of staying on a routine like this is what will lead to him being caught. And, Terry is right about him hitting a lot of banks in the Canton area. That's a good sign that he either lives down there or knows that area very well.
John Deike August 15, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Good observations, folks. Thanks for your comments. And yes, hopefully they can catch this guy when he attempts robbery #6.
THOMAS KANE August 15, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Seems like HE ShiFting close too US BANK,HUNGINTON,GIANT EAGLE.NEAR EXPRESSWAY STATE 8.US BANK ...ACME BAILEY RD. ,SITS ON TOP OF SOUTHBOUND 8.
THOMAS KANE August 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM
BY THE WAY ,THIS US BANK SITS INSIDE STORE.ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE THE LOT YOU ARE ON SOUTHBOUND 8.
wmfr August 16, 2012 at 02:03 PM
can you post better pictures of him?

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