Akron bank robbery suspect arrested

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AKRON – Following several tips, Akron police arrested a 51-year-old woman for a bank robbery that happened Tuesday morning. 

Melzena V. Lagarde of Akron was taken into custody at her home early Wednesday afternoon.

Police say she walked into the PNC Bank on West Market Street just after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning and handed a teller a demand note. She put the cash in a large purse and fled the scene.

She is currently being held at the Summit County Jail.


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