Eastlake police searching for armed bank robbery suspect

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EASTLAKE – Eastlake police are currently searching for an armed bank robber.

Witnesses told police the man entered the Fifth Third Bank branch on Vine Street just after noon Saturday.

He pointed a gun at a teller and branch manager, then demanded money which he put into a small bag he had placed on the counter. He then told customers to lie down while he left the building.

A witness told police he got into a 1997 to 1999 champagne Ford Taurus station wagon and went east on Vine Street. The photo of the car police shared is not the suspect’s actual vehicle, just a similar one.

The suspect is described to be in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches and wore a grey hoodie and khaki pants. His face was partially covered by a white hat and black ski mask.

If anyone has any information about the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle, contact police at 440-951-1400.