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Man robbed after using Ravenna ATM

Dave O'Brien, Record-Courier Published: July 12, 2017 10:06 AM
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Ravenna police are searching for a suspect in a robbery Tuesday morning outside a Ravenna bank.

No one was injured, and no weapons were displayed, police said Wednesday. The victim also got their money back after giving chase to the suspect, who dropped it as he fled.

The suspect is described as a middle-aged white male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with "scruffy" facial hair, wearing a white or gray T-shirt and gray or denim shorts.

Ravenna police Capt. David Rarrick said the victim reported the suspect came up behind them and grabbed the cash out of their hand as they got back into their car outside the Chase Bank at 235 W. Main St.

Witnesses came to the victim's assistance, and the suspect was chased across main street and through an alley behind Guido's Pizza near the former Paul's Do-It Hardware at 129 N. Chestnut St. There, he apparently dropped the victim's money, and it was recovered, Rarrick said.

Officers checked the area for the suspect, including nearby bus stops, but he was not located, Rarrick said.

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Record-Courier reporter Matt Merchant witnessed the incident and gave a statement to Ravenna police, confirming the suspect description.

Rarrick said officers also took some reports last week of "a suspicious person or persons watching the ATM at Chase Bank," but it is unclear if that is related to this incident. He encouraged anyone who witnesses something similar to immediately report it to police.

Police are obtaining surveillance video from area businesses, and asked that anyone who witnessed the crime or has any information call them at 330-296-6486.


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