Information provided by the Fairlawn Police Department.
On Dec. 20, a man walked into First National Bank and demanded money from two tellers, according to a Fairlawn police report. The tellers told police the man was wearing a mask, was about 5-foot, 4-inches and 160-180 pounds. He was wearing a navy blue hoodie, blue jeans and gloves. He walked up to the counter, demanded money and left on foot after both tellers gave him an undisclosed amount of money, the report stated. He was last seen walking toward Merz Boulevard. Police canvassed the area, but the suspect was not found. Police are still investigating.
A nearby grocery store employee helped catch the suspect hiding in the woods.
An alert grocery store employee helped Bath Township police catch a man suspected of trying to rob the Medina Road Key Bank today. The robbery happened just before 2 pm when a man entered the Key Bank, 3983 Medina Rd., Bath Township, and handed the teller a note demanding money. He left the bank on foot without getting any money, police said in a prepared statement. A few minutes later, a nearby grocery store employee reported unusual activity he saw in a wooded area near the store. Police declined to identify the employee or the store. By 2:23, Bath Towhship police sergeant found and arrested the suspect, Richard Starr, 42, of Cleveland. Charges against Starr are pending and police noted that Starr has a criminal history that includes …
The suspect handed over a note, but did not show a gun.