LORAIN — A man brandishing a toy gun was arrested Thursday after police said he robbed First Federal Savings of Lorain.
Police were sent to the bank, located at 2223 E. 42nd Street, at 4:36 p.m. for an aggravated robbery in progress. A bank teller told police the suspect showed her a silver pistol during the robbery.
Undercover police officers who were working in the area found the suspect “speed walking” and carrying a white plastic bag on Homewood Avenue. The man, later identified as Wilbert Hunter, 64, of the 3000 block of Grove Ave., was arrested by the officers, who said he was found to be carrying a canvas bag with a large amount of cash in it.
According to a police report, Hunter confessed to the robbery and showed officers the sewer in which he threw the “weapon” — a plastic toy handgun.
Hunter was charged with aggravated robbery and taken to Lorain City Jail. Police said Hunter was arrested in 1992 for bank robbery along with a felony drug abuse conviction.