Arrest made in Parma bank robbery

PARMA -- A man accused of robbing a Parma bank earlier this month has been arrested after tips from the public helped lead authorities to the suspect.

Police say it was around 4 p.m. on April 2 when 22-year-old Donnivan Vanover walked into the Fifth Third Bank in the 6900 block of Ridge Road, handed the teller a note demanding money.

That note also reportedly included a threat that declared he would shoot the teller.

"Vanover also brandished what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it at the teller," a press release from police states.

When the bank employee handed over cash, Vanover fled the scene.

After releasing surveillance images of the robbery, police say they received tips from the public that helped them identify Vanover.

Vanover was ultimately tracked down at a relative's house in Cleveland where he was arrested without incident Monday.

Authorities say evidence from the bank robbery was recovered at Vanover's residence in Parma.

He is being held on aggravated robbery charges.


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