Reward offered in Wellington bank robbery

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WELLINGTON, Ohio — Authorities are searching for the man they say robbed the Lorain Metro Federal Credit Union in Wellington Saturday morning.

According to the Cleveland Division of the FBI, it happened at just before noon at 216 N. Main St.

The suspect did not brandish a weapon but motioned as if he had one. He verbally threatened the teller when she did not immediately comply with his demand, said police. The suspect then was seen fleeing on foot.

Authorities say he may walk with a pronounced limp.

A witness told police they recognized the suspect as he was exiting the bank, and said he drives an older Chevy S-10 that’s described as red with rust and a white cap with a red stripe.

The suspect is described as a white male between 6′ and 6’4″ tall, heavyset with a black goatee. He was wearing a gray T-shirt, khaki shorts, a ball cap and sunglasses.

Tips can be provided to the Wellington Police Department or the FBI at 216-522-1400. Tips can remain anonymous.

Reward money is available leading to the successful identification or prosecution of the individual responsible.

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