On Thursday, 12/13/2018, at 3:19 pm, Stow Police received a panic alarm at PNC Bank, 815 Graham Rd. As dispatchers were taking the initial alarm call, bank employees called 911 to report that the bank had just been robbed.
Upon Officer’s arrival, it was determined that the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller, presented a note, demanded money, and threatened that he had a gun. No gun was brandished or seen by the employees. The teller turned over cash (the amount will not be disclosed) to the suspect who then fled the bank. No one was injured during the robbery.
The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot northbound from the front door of the bank. A Stow Police K-9 tracked the suspect to a nearby parking lot where it is believed he had a waiting vehicle.
The suspect is described as a black male, late 20’s to early 30’s, thin build, 5-07 to 6-00, with short facial hair, glasses, possible dreadlocks, and a visible tattoo on the right side of his neck. He was wearing a black Nike ball cap over a black do-rag, a black sweatshirt that read “CALIFORNIA” and had a picture of a bear on the front of it, and blue jeans.
Anyone with information relating to this crime is asked to contact the Stow PD Detective Bureau at (330) 689-5700 or call our tip line at (330) 689-3784.