Austintown police seek bank robbery suspect

Staff report


Township detectives are seeking more information on the suspect in a Wednesday bank robbery.

The suspect slipped a note reading “This is a robbery. I have a gun” to a teller at the Huntington Bank along Mahoning Avenue about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a township police report.

He’s described as a black male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds, with a medium build. He was wearing dark clothing, including a black coat and what appeared to be black leather boots, police said.

The teller reportedly emptied her till, and the suspect fled on foot.

A Huntington employee reportedly recognized the man, and detectives obtained his Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles image.

Austintown detective Sgt. Jordan Yacovone said Wednesday, however, though detectives are investigating the person identified by bank employees, he’s “probably not going to be the guy.”

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or the robbery is urged to call Yacovone at 330-270-5109 or the department’s tip line at 330-270-5108.

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