CLEVELAND HEIGHTS– Six arrests have been made in a string of armed bank robberies in Cleveland Heights.
Police said the suspects are accused of being involved in three robberies. The first was at the Ohio Savings Bank on Lee Road on November 22; the second robbery occurred at First Merit Bank at 87 Circle on December 3; the third robbery was at the Fifth Third Bank at 12401 Cedar Road in Cleveland on December 7.
Lavontrae Durden, Nathaniel Wright, Jr., Rodney E. Johnson, Jr., and Nautica Merritt are charged with aggravated robbery. Merritt is also charged with aiding and abetting.
Lovell Briggs is charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, along with aiding and abetting.
A 17-year-old boy is also charged with aggravated robbery.
Police said the suspects are members of an east side gang known as the “Cut Throat Boys.”