timberland lexiss boot Chase Bank in Willoughby Hills robbed again
Wednesday after it was reported a black male who appeared to be in his 20s escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after giving a teller a demand note.
Willoughby Hills Detective Dave Broadwater said he thinks it won’t be long before the robber from Wednesday’s incident is caught.
“He had cloth gloves in his back pocket but he didn’t put them on,” said the detective. “You could see dark tattoos on both hands. The right hand had some type of word on the back of it. The left hand has a flame.”
The robber is seen on a surveillance camera wearing a tan, long sleeved dress shirt with tails. He had on black jeans, Timberland style tan work boots and a tan baseball cap with “NY” on it.
He was further described as about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds.
Broadwater said it’s likely the robber also has a neck tattoo, saying his shirt was suspiciously buttoned all the way up.
Officials said the robber waited to make his move until the one customer inside the bank began to leave. He told the teller not to hit the panic button,
but did not harm or threaten the employee, police said.
No weapon or getaway vehicle was seen.
“He fled on foot into the Dorchester Apartment complex in Richmond Heights behind Giant Eagle in our city,” Broadwater said. “He almost got caught by a police officer who saw him running and lost sight of him.”
The same branch was robbed April 12 by an unarmed man who fled on foot behind Giant Eagle. However, that culprit was described by witnesses as being a white male with blue eyes.
Special Agent Scott Wilson of the Cleveland FBI office said it’s possible Wednesday’s robber might have been responsible for other incidents in the county.
“We do have some other unsolved bank robberies in the area that we’ll take a look at,” said Wilson.
Anyone with information on the robberies or who saw anything unusual Wednesday is asked to call Willoughby Hills police at 440 942 9111 or the FBI at 216 522 1400.