Man in motorcycle helmet says he has bomb, robs bank in Euclid

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EUCLID, Ohio-- Euclid police are looking for a man who robbed First Merit Bank on Lakeshore Blvd at around 1 p.m. Friday.

The suspect walked into the bank wearing a motorcycle helmet, large sunglasses and a "Carhartt" bodysuit.

Police say the suspect was carrying a book bag/backpack. He announced that "he had a bomb."

He demanded that a bank teller empty a cash drawer into a second bag; he then left the backpack in the lobby.

Police discovered the bag was full of rocks; no explosives were found at the scene.

The man left the area on a black and yellow motorcycle, described as a Suzuki RX 750. He drove away westbound on Lakeshore Blvd.

If you have any information on this crime, you're asked to call the Euclid Police Detective Bureau at 216-289-8505, or email tips to

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