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Police, FBI searching for Garfield Heights bank robbery suspect

The robbery happened on February 25 at Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union on Rockside Road.
Credit: Cleveland Division of FBI

CLEVELAND — The FBI's Violent Crime Task Force (FBI VCTF) and the Garfield Heights Police Department are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspected bank robber.

On February 25 at approximately 1:25 p.m., an unknown man walked into the Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union located on Rockside Road in Garfield Heights and committed a robbery. Authorities say he actually came into the credit union ten minutes earlier and asked about opening a checking account. After being advised of what information was needed, the suspect left saying he needed to get his wallet.

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When he returned, the suspect went to the teller counter and passed a note that demanded money. After he received an undisclosed amount of cash, the man left the bank, turned left, and traveled away on foot behind the credit union.

Credit: Cleveland Division of FBI

FBI and police describe the suspect as standing 5'9"-5'11", weighing 190-210 lbs, wearing a black hat, black jacket, black adidas sweat pants with white stripes and tan boots. 

Credit: Cleveland Division of FBI

He had a brown colored gator mask around his neck and face.

If you have any information, please call the Garfield Heights Police Department or the FBI tipline at 1-877-FBI-OHIO. Tips may remain anonymous.

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