FBI seeks suspect in bank robberies from Valley to Cuyahoga Falls

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

The FBI is looking for a man believed to have robbed multiple banks, including the Huntington Bank located inside the Giant Eagle grocery store on Belmont Avenue.

Stephen D. Anthony, special agent in charge of the Cleveland Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the Northern District of Ohio, said the man is believed to have robbed five separate banks, all located inside grocery stores. The majority of the robberies occurred on a Friday between 4 and 6 p.m.

The banks are located in Liberty Township, Canton and Cuyahoga Falls.

The suspect is a male with olive skin, possibly Hispanic, Middle Eastern or light-skinned African American, between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall, thinly built, with slight facial hair.

He has either shown a weapon to bank employees or indicated he had a weapon, the FBI said.

Any information about the suspect or bank robberies should be directed to the nearest FBI office. The phone number for the Youngstown office is 330-965-2940. A reward is offered for the identification that leads to the man’s arrest.

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