Man indicted for Austintown robbery

Staff report


A Mahoning County grand jury indicted a Columbus man in the robbery of a woman Aug. 5 in the parking lot of a Huntington Bank branch on Raccoon Road in Austintown.

Davis Cochrane, 26, of Cleveland Avenue, was indicted Thursday on the charge of aggravated robbery with a specification a firearm was used in the crime.

Police said Cochrane ran up to a woman in the parking lot and fought with her over a money bag in her hand.

The bag did not have any money in it, reports said, but a check.

The woman tried to chase Cochrane but he showed her a gun and she stopped, reports said. Two days later, he was arrested in Colum- bus while attempting the same type of robbery, police said.

Police in Columbus found the bag he was accused of taking in Austintown after serving a search warrant on his car.

Township police said Cochrane was in the area for a funeral when he took the bag from the Raccoon Road bank. He is in the Franklin County jail on the robbery charge there.

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