December 18, 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.

 

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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.