February 9, 2016


Surveillance photos from armed robbery released


The FBI has released photos of the suspect in an armed robbery at CommStar Credit Union in Lorain. COURTESY PHOTOS

LORAIN — The suspect in an armed robbery at CommStar Credit Union remained at large Thursday.

Police and the FBI are investigating the incident, which occurred at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday at the CommStar Credit Union, 5609 W. Erie Ave.

bank robbery suspect 2Surveillance photos released Thursday show the suspect, described as a white or Latino man about 30 years old, 5-foot-5 and wearing black clothing, including a mask.

The man, armed with a pistol, herded three employees and two customers into a bathroom before robbing the credit union, according to police spokesman Capt. Roger Watkins. No one was injured.

Reward money is available for information leading to the identity and successful prosecution of the suspects. Tips can remain anonymous and may be provided to the Lorain Police Department or the FBI.