October 23, 2014

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UPDATED: Abbe Road bank robbery suspect remains at large

Police detectives pick up a jacket found on North Abbe Road in Elyria after a nearby bank robbery. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Police detectives pick up a jacket found on North Abbe Road in Elyria after a nearby bank robbery. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Police said a man walked into the Talmer Bank and Trust across from Lorain County Community College, handed a teller a note demanding money and walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Elyria police officers stand outside the Talmer Bank and Trust, 111 Antioch Drive, Elyria, after it was robbed Wednesday morning.

Elyria police officers stand outside the Talmer Bank and Trust, 111 Antioch Drive, Elyria, after it was robbed Wednesday morning.

The incident happened about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday and sent police into the neighborhoods behind the bank and along North Abbe Road, searching for the suspect to no avail.

The suspect, described as an unshaven white man in his late 40s or early 50s, was spotted by a passer-by on Antioch Drive a short time later with a wad of cash in his hand.

The passer-by told police the man got into a white Nissan Maxima parked on Antioch and drove away alone, heading west.

Officers found items believed to be related to the robbery, including a jacket, along North Abbe Road.

The bank used to be known as First Place Bank.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

 

————–Earlier updates————–

Update (12:30 p.m.): Elyria police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning.

Police say an unshaven white male in his late 40s or early 50s entered Talmer Bank and Trust, 111 Antioch Drive, at about 10:45 a.m. and handed tellers a note. He took off with an undisclosed amount of cash in an unknown direction.

A witness who was driving on Antioch Drive shortly after the robbery saw the suspect walk down Antioch Drive carrying a large wad of money before getting into a white Nissan Maxima that was parked on Antioch. The witness said the suspect was alone in the car and drove westbound on Antioch.

The bank is located off Abbe across from Lorain County Community College. It used to be known as First Place Bank.

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Update (11:30 a.m.): Elyria police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning.

Police say an unshaven white male in his late 40s or early 50s entered Talmer Bank and Trust, 111 Antioch Drive, at about 10:45 a.m. and handed tellers a note. He took off with an undisclosed amount of cash in an unknown direction.

The bank is located off Abbe across from Lorain County Community College. It used to be known as First Place Bank.

Check back for more information.

————–Original story————–

Talmer Bank and Trust, 111 Antioch Drive in Elyria, was robbed shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The bank is located off Abbe Road, across from Lorain County Community College.

Check back for more information.


  • Starryeyes63

    Last time I checked they had a NO Weapons signs on their door, how is that working out for them? ( Criminals tend to ignore those).

    • Melissa Kane

      bet they wish there was a ccw holder there

      • Rob M

        I was in the bank when this happened yikes! And I do have my CCW. No I did not have my weapon on me. It all went down so quietly and uneventful you be surprised.

        • Starryeyes63

          Do they still have the sign then? You were lucky it was quiet. Had the robber waved a weapon you would have been left defenseless. Glad to hear you are alright.

          • Rob M

            I don’t know if the sign is still there. I was not paying attention cuz I left the Sig at home. I bet it’s still there though. They seem to be about everywhere!

    • FoodForThought63

      If the robber didn’t physically threaten the ccw holder he or she would not be justified to fire their weapon. I learned the rules in my ccw class, did you miss that part or not take the class?

      • Starryeyes63

        No I did not miss that part, but the sign means nothing to the bad guys/guys and never does. It just tells them it is a victim zone. My instructors taught that. And is why I bank elsewhere.

      • jz

        Are you not allowed as a ccw holder to protect the others in the bank from possible death or extreme physical harm? Whether the robber threatens the ccw holder or not. I believe one would be justified in shooting the robber, even if he is halfway out the door because he still presents a danger to others [as long as a weapon was definitely seen] as a fleeing felon. But i could be wrong on that one.

        • Starryeyes63

          Yes you can be in defense of a 3rd party. But I am not real sure on leaving (like in the back) because the immediate threat is gone.

      • Joe Smith

        You have to be in fear for your life and the person has to have the ability to take yours or cause great physical harm.
        You would be physically threatened if the guy was waving a gun around in an attempt to rob the place.( If that was the case)

        And his point was that the no guns sign does not stop a criminal from entering with a gun, just the honest citizen.

  • Sis Delish

    Probably going to “donate” the amount “received” to the Mayor’s Fireworks Fundraising Efforts…

    • FoodForThought63

      What is your vengeance against fireworks, geez? You’ve got about 10 posts today condemning them. I understand having an opinion but I think you’re way too invested in.the matter. Get a hobby Lol

      • Sis Delish

        Care to join my Fan Club? I’ll set up a Pay Pal account to make it easy for you, just like the Mayor.

  • FoodForThought63

    Where’s Penelope to search all owners of white Nissan Maximas in the Lorain County vicinity?

  • Peggy Nolf-Needham

    Isn’t there surveillance photos available?