December 19, 2014

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FBI investigates FirstMerit robbery in Elyria

ELYRIA – The FirstMerit Bank branch near Midway Mall was reported robbed Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. at the branch at 1530 West River Road North.The suspect, described as a balding, unshaven, white male in his late 40s to early 50s, is less than 6 feet tall and weighs 185 to 205 pounds. He was wearing a light T-shirt and kaki-colored pants  with sneakers. He handed a note to the teller demanding money and the teller complied. The suspect fled on foot. No getaway vehicle was confirmed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI’s Elyria office at (440) 240-1452 or the Elyria po-lice department at (440) 323-3302.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Chronicle.