Medina man suspected of robbing Akron bank

Medina man suspected of robbing Akron bank

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A 26-year-old Medina man is suspected of robbing an Akron bank on Wednesday.

An anonymous tip has identified 26-year-old William Hawes as the possible suspect, and police would like to speak with him.

The First Merit Bank on Brittain Road in Akron was robbed around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Employees report the suspect entered the bank, slapped a note on the counter that stated he had a gun and wanted money. The teller gave the suspect money from her cash drawer and the suspect fled southbound in a four-door silver or gray car.

Anyone with information on Hawes' whereabouts is urged to contact Akron Police at 330-375-2181.

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