Series of Bank Robberies

Between September 10, 2013, and March of this year, there have been over a dozen bank and business robberies in the central Ohio area.

Beginning with the robbery of the West 11th Avenue Huntington Bank on Tuesday, September 10th, investigators believe that a lone gunman has planned and robbed over a dozen local financial institutions, as well as area pharmacies. In each robbery the suspect enters the business, displays a handgun, and demands money. No notes have been passed. Though actual threats of harm have been made to those he approaches, no one has been harmed as of yet.

Investigators are posting three photos of the suspect, who is described by victims as male/black, late 20’s, 5’8”-5’10”, medium build, dark complexion, short black hair, brown eyes, slight facial hair, and on several occasions wearing OSU logo clothing. No suspect vehicle has been reported. Security photos of the suspect may be viewed below.

 

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip.  You can text a tip to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.

Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations.  A special coding system protects the identity of the caller.  Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony.  Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.  For more information on Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, visit our website at www.stopcrime.org.

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.  Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime.  Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., and P.O. BOX 16038, COLUMBUS, OH 43216-6038.

Watch for the depiction of each “Crime of the Week” during newscasts on WCMH NBC 4, Sunday morning 7a.m., 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m., as well as Monday 12 Noon.  Also watch for the depiction to be aired on WBNS 10TV, WSYX ABC 6, WTTE FOX 28, and featured in The Columbus Dispatch every Monday.