Family taken hostage while manager forced to get money out of bank
RICHLAND COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A Richland County family is safe after a terrifying ordeal.
According to police, a man called 911 and stated his family was being held at gunpoint while he was being forced to drive to a bank and get some money.
In a 911 call, the man said he was a branch manager at KeyBank on Lex-Springmill Road in Ontario, Ohio.
He said the suspect was already at his house when he got home from work Thursday at 3 p.m. The suspect held the entire family hostage all night and ordered the man to get the money from the bank early Friday.
The employee said he went to the bank, gathered some money as directed and returned home.
He said he gave the suspect between $100,000 - $200,000 and he released his family.
The employee said the suspect was picked up by another person in a tan Ford Taurus. He did not get a good look at the driver, but said the suspect who held his family at gunpoint was in his late teens to early 20s.
On the 911 call, the employee said the suspect said he was forced to do this and kept apologizing.
No one was injured.
Key Bank released the following statement on Thursday afternoon:
"Key's first priority is the safety and security of our clients and employees. Key is fully cooperating with the authorities in the ongoing investigation. Any details about this incident will come from the authorities."
The FBI and police are investigating. If you have any information give authorities a call.
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