CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The U.S. Bank on Puritas Ave. in Cleveland was robbed Monday morning and police are looking for the suspects. The unknown suspect entered the bank brandishing a black semiautomatic handgun and ordered everyone to the floor.
Witnesses say the suspect climbed over the counter and ordered two of the tellers to empty their money drawers.
Police say he was in and out of the bank in two minutes. Met another man and drove off in a silver vehicle.
Both unknown suspects are described as black males, wearing dark front zip hoodies and gray sweatpants. The unknown suspect that entered the bank was also wearing a maroon scarf. The second unknown suspect located outside carried a blue backpack with orange markings.
These same two suspects are believed to be responsible for an attempted bank robbery earlier yesterday morning at the Huntington Bank located at 4932 Turney Road, Garfield Heights. As these two entered the Huntington Bank a semiautomatic was brandished. Bank employees pushed the alarm as soon as they saw them walk in. The suspects robbed a customer waiting in line and left.
From there police say they went to the U.S. Bank and robbed it.
Authorities also believe these these two suspects to be the same suspects involved in the armed robbery on April 25 at a Huntington Bank in Maple Heights, OH.
If you have any any information, tips can be provided to the Cleveland FBI at 216-522-1400, Cleveland Police Department or Maple Heights Police Department. Tips can remain anonymous. Reward money is available. Additional reward money is being offered by Huntington Bank, up to $10,000 for information leading to their successful identification and prosecution.
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