September 23, 2014

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LorMet credit union in Wellington robbed

A man suspected of robbing the LorMet Community Credit Union in Wellington is shown in a bank surveillance photo provided by the FBI.

A man suspected of robbing the LorMet Community Credit Union in Wellington is shown in a bank surveillance photo provided by the FBI.

WELLINGTON — The LorMet Community Credit Union in Wellington was robbed Saturday.

Wellington Police Chief Mike Barrett said the robber entered the credit union, 216 N. Main St., shortly before noon and demanded money from a bank teller, who initially refused to give him any money.

Barrett said the man then told the teller that he didn’t want to hurt anyone and reached behind his back. No weapon was brandished, but the comment was enough to convince the teller to hand over the cash to the robber.

After being given the money, the man walked out of the credit union.

The robber was described in an FBI news release as being a heavyset white man between 6 feet and 6 feet, 4 inches tall with a black goatee. He was wearing a gray T-shirt, khaki shorts, a baseball cap and sunglasses. He also might have a pronounced limp, according to the FBI.

A witness told investigators the man was seen driving a red Chevy S-10 pickup from the late 1990s. The truck was described as having heavy rust and a white cap with a red stripe, Barrett said.

Based on the information police have, Barrett said he’s hopeful that an arrest will be made soon.

“We’re pretty confident,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wellington police at (440) 647-2244 or the FBI at (216) 522-1400.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to the identification and prosecution of the robber, the FBI news release said.

Contact Brad Dicken at 329-7147 or bdicken@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter @BradDickenCT.


  • golfingirl

    Hmmmmm…..6’4″ tall, white, pronounced limp, good description of an uncommon looking vehicle.

    Oh, and the photo with a very good look at his face.

    Advice to idiots that rob banks…..they are full of cameras!

  • givemeabreak1234

    I don’t feel sorry for Lormet They left Lorain because they consider it a low life city and spent millions in Amherst. Now how do you feel being robbed in Wellington. tell ur teller next time she should just give it up or she may get someone hurt I mean really haven’t all tellers been taught that

    • luvmytoaster

      You are indeed correct! I was a teller over 20 years ago and the first thing they told us was to turn over the money, do not try to be a hero, the money can be replaced you can’t! I was shocked to read that the teller initially refused to comply, I would think that could be terms for dismissal.

    • Bill Love

      They are still in lorain on 28th st

      • givemeabreak1234

        nope ,,, they closed that one just an ATM. that’s what my complaint is you started in Lorain and now nothing. I didn’t see any announcement just went to do some banking and there’s a sign ATM only. moved all my accounts bump them

        • Bill Love

          that’s because they flooded back in May