Ann Arbor man suspected of robbing 2 banks arrested while robbing bank in Ohio

ANN ARBOR, MI – An Ohio man suspected of robbing two banks in Ann Arbor, then attempting to rob the same Ann Arbor bank a month later, has been arrested in Ohio as robbed another bank.

The suspect, 62, was arrested Thursday, Aug. 25, in Norwalk, Ohio, south of Sandusky, after he robbed a bank and led police on a chase, according to the Ann Arbor Police Department.

The man’s name has not been released as he has not yet been charged by the federal government with bank robbery.

At 11:20 a.m., the man entered Cavista Bank at 207 Milan Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio, armed with a handgun and ordered everyone to the ground, police said.

After being told the bank had no cash in the cashier’s drawers, the man asked the bank manager to open the cashier’s money recycler, police said.

The man struggled with the machine, then eventually took two containers of cash and fled to his vehicle which was parked next to the McDonalds, police said.

One of the customers provided a description of the vehicle the man entered and his direction of travel to 911, which led officers to spot him on US 250, police said.

Officers attempted to arrest him, but he fled onto US 20 and then onto a dead end road where he jumped out of his vehicle and attempted to flee into a field before being grabbed, said the police.

The man was arrested without incident. Police searched his vehicle and found a loaded handgun and the two containers of stolen cash, police said.

Police are questioning the man who admitted to the bank robbery along with two other bank robberies and an attempted bank robbery in Ann Arbor in July, police said.

He admitted to robbing Chase Bank on July 16, Fifth Third Bank on July 29 and attempting to rob Fifth Third Bank a second time on August 23, but fled after a bank employee robbed him. recognized, police said.

Related: Man who robbed Ann Arbor bank at gunpoint spotted walking into same bank

The man has a history of bank robbery, having been federally convicted of robbing three people in the 1980s, which landed him in prison for 25 years, records show.

He is currently in federal custody. The FBI took over all cases relating to the bank robberies.

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