FBI investigates four Cleveland-area bank robberies in one day

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CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of the FBI is investigating four bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery on Monday.

Shortly before 11 a.m., a man held up the Citizens Bank on Clark Avenue in Cleveland. The FBI said the suspect passed a demand note to the teller and got away with cash.

No weapon was seen and no one was injured. The man fled on foot. The suspect was wearing a black winter hat, black sunglasses, a red, white and blue flannel shirt, and blue jeans.

The other robberies happened at the PNC Bank on West 25th Street in Cleveland, the US Bank on Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst and the Third Federal Bank on Cedar Center in University Heights. According to the FBI, no money was obtained in a robbery at the US Bank on Richmond Road in Warrensville Heights.

The FBI said it will release more details about the other crimes as they become available. Investigators did not say if the robberies were connected.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland Division of the FBI or the Cleveland Division of Police. Reward money is available for tips leading to the suspects’ prosecution. Calls can remain anonymous.

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