Robbery fizzles after suspect realizes Medina bank is closed

Robbery fizzles after suspect realizes Medina bank is closed
Crime doesn't pay, especially when one tries to rob a bank that is not yet open for business. (Source: Medina Police)

MEDINA, Ohio (WOIO) - A bank robber got an "A" for effort, but not much else on Monday morning.

The suspect, who concealed his face with a hat and scarf, tried to stick up a Huntington Bank located inside a Giant Eagle at 870 N. Court.

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Posted by Medina Police Department (Ohio) on Monday, January 27, 2020

The man slipped a teller a note, stating “this is a robbery," but unbeknownst to the crook, the bank had not yet opened and there was no available cash to steal, according to Medina Police.

The suspect then fled empty-handed on foot, and jumped into a black Chevy Tahoe with no front license plate.

The suspect is likely in his 20’s or 30’s, is about 5-feet-10-inches tall and has a thin build.

Anyone with information is urged to call Medina Police at 330-725-7777.

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