Two arrested in ATM robbery in Liberty

LIBERTY — Township police arrested two men believed to be responsible for a string of ATM customer robberies in several jurisdictions, including Liberty and Youngstown.

The two men were apprehended late Thursday night after a foot chase and search involving police dogs. Police Chief Rich Tisone said the two men had just robbed a woman making a withdrawal from an ATM along Belmont Avenue with her small child in the back seat. Two guns were pointed at the woman as the thieves demanded money.

Tisone said he believes the men are responsible for several similar township robberies in the township.

Police Chief Rod Foley of Youngstown said he believes the two men are the same two responsible for at least three similar robberies at ATMs in the city. Foley said the clothing and other aspects of the Youngstown crimes are identical to the Liberty robbery.

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