Wearing a getup that looks more like a Halloween costume or a haz-mat suit than something suitable for a bank robber, police are looking for a man who held up the First Merit Bank branch at 1675 Merriman Road Monday afternoon and even fired a round into the wall to get his message across.
His description even includes his deep voice when demanding money at gunpoint.
Police say the man -- described below, wearing a black ski mask and clad in a banana-yellow rain suit, seen at left, complete with a yellow vest that had the word "visitor" on the back -- took off after the teller complied with his demand for money. The robber was armed with a semi-automatic pistol and even brought his own bag with him to carry the loot.
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(Akron Police Department) Around 3:32pm this afternoon, the First Merit Bank, located at 1675 Merriman Road, was robbed. Employees reported the suspect entered the bank, demanded money from the teller then fired a shot in the wall behind the teller counter. The teller gave the suspect and unknown amount of money and the suspect fled in an unknown direction.
The suspect is a black male, 5’8” – 5’10”, medium build, deep voice, and wearing a black ski mask, black boots, bright yellow rain suit, yellow reflective vest with the “visitor” on the back. He was armed with a black semi-auto pistol and carrying a drawstring bag.