Cooper State Bank 5811 Sawmill Road, Columbus, OH – 10/21/2012 – 11:26 am

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Robbery Date/Time: 10/21/2012 11:26 am
Location: Cooper State Bank
Address: 5811 Sawmill Road
City: Columbus
State: OH
Lead Investigator/Agency: Columbus Police Department Detective Thomas Clark
Phone Number: 614-645-3901

On October 21, 2012, at approximately 11:26 a.m., a black male (Unsub #1) wearing a ski mask and black gloves entered the Cooper State Bank located at 5811 Sawmill Road, Columbus, Ohio.  Unsub #1 pointed a pistol at victim teller and said, “Nobody move, this is a stickup. Put the money in the bag quick”.  Unsub #1 also told the victim teller not to “hit the button” (alarm) because he had a “scanner”.  The victim teller then gave Unsub #1 the money and Unsub #1 fled the bank on foot.  The money included a dye pack and bait money.

A witness outside the bank observed Unsub #1 walking outside of the bank.  Unsub #1 was carrying a bag and red smoke was coming out of the bag.  Unsub #1 then got into the passenger side of an older dark gray/blue Chevy Impala.  Another black male (Unsub #2), was in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.  The Impala then fled the area.

Unsub #1 was described as black male, approximately 40 years old, 6’0″, slender build with a deep voice. 

CPD Detective Thomas Clark is the lead investigator from CPD.  Contact number 614-645-3901 or 614-645-4665.

FBI SA Richard Wozniak is the lead investigator from the FBI.   Contact number 614-224-1183

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