Akron police nab bank robber

Akron police nab bank robber

Police in Akron have caught the man they say robbed the First Merit Bank Thursday afternoon.

According to employees of the South Main Street branch the suspect entered the bank and approached the teller counter. The suspect stated "this is a bank robbery, give me the money!"

The teller handed the suspect money and he fled southbound from the bank.

The bank security guard was able to apprehend the suspect before police arrived.

William Jason Wasley, 37, of South Main Street in Akron was arrested.

He's charged with robbery and booked into the Summit County Jail.

The money taken in the robbery was recovered.

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