IN CUSTODY: Serial bank robber arrest - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

IN CUSTODY: Serial bank robber arrest

Source: Cleveland FBI Source: Cleveland FBI
CANTON, OH (WOIO) -

The FBI has a suspect in custody who was wanted in several bank robberies in northeast Ohio.

Authorities arrested Benjamin Gates, age 33, they say he is suspected in multiple bank robberies that have happened with in the last month.

Gates was taken into custody in 1200 block of Clarendon Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio Thursday afternoon without incident. He was arrested by members of the Safe Streets Task Force comprised of FBI, Canton Police Department, Alliance Police Department and Ohio Adult Parole Authority.

Gates is currently charged with one count of robbery for the August 10th robbery of Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at 608 Raff Road, Canton, Ohio.

This investigation continues by the FBI, Canton Police Department, Stark County Sheriffs Office, North Canton Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and Liberty Police Department.

Below is a list of the date and location of each bank robbery: 

July 2, 2012

U.S. Bank, located inside the Fishers Food store at 4403 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio.

July 20, 2012

U.S. Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle on Graham Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

July 27, 2012

Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at 4700 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio

August 3, 2012

Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at Washington Square, North Canton, Ohio

August 10, 2012

Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at 608 Raff Road SW, Canton, Ohio

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