Authorities Search for ‘Cell Phone Bank Robber’

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SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Authorities are searching for a possible serial robbery suspect pretending to use a cell phone in a bank robbery Monday.

The robber was caught on camera entering the PNC Bank located at 4017 Mayfield Road at approximately 9:15 a.m. Reports say the suspect entered the bank pretending to use a cell phone before stating, “This is a robbery, give me your strapped money.”

The man is also a suspect in a robbery of a Dollar Bank located at 5201 Wilson Mills Road in Richmond Heights on October 26, and of a Huntington Bank at 6134 Dunham Road in Maple Heights on September 4.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 30s, approximately 5’7″ with a slender build and facial hair. He was wearing a colorful, striped jacket and glasses in Monday’s robbery.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is urged to contact the Cleveland FBI office at 216-522-1400, and tips can remain anonymous. Authorities are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.