November 22, 2014

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Robert Starnes convicted for three bank robberies

Robert Starnes

Robert Starnes

AKRON — Robert Starnes was convicted in federal court today of three bank robberies.

The jury at District Court in Akron took five hours to convict Starnes, 39, of Sheffield Lake, of two counts of armed bank robbery and one count of bank robbery. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Starned robbed a Chase bank in Sheffield Lake on July 23, the Lorain National Bank branch in Sheffield Township on June 28 and the FirstMerit Bank branch in Amherst on July 16.

Read Thursday’s Chronicle for more on this story.

Contact Melissa Hebert at 329-7129 or mhebert@chroniclet.com.