First Merchants Bank – 9/12/17 – Columbus

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Robbery Date/Time: 9/12/17 12:30 pm
Location: First Merchants Bank
Address: 1616 Dublin Granville Rd
City: Columbus
State: OH
Zip: 43229
Lead Investigator/Agency: Det. Shawn Lent / Columbus PD
Phone Number: 614-645-4665

On September 12, 2017 at approximately 12:30 pm a male entered the First Merchants Bank at 1616 Dublin Granville Rd with a black mask over his face and a black handgun pointed at the tellers. The male jumped the counter and demanded cash from the teller drawers. The bank employees complied with the demand and the suspect fled on foot. No one was injured during the incident. The suspect is described as male, possibly white, 5’10” tall, 175 pounds, he had his face covered with a black ski mask. Update – the robber has been identified as Robert Gardner.

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