First Merit Bank – 1/17/17 – Columbus

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Robbery Date/Time: 1/17/17 1:00 pm
Location: First Merit Bank
Address: 7490 Sawmill Rd
City: Columbus
State: OH
Zip: 43016
Lead Investigator/Agency: Det. Shawn Lent / Columbus PD
Phone Number: 614-645=4665
Email: htrombitas@columbus.rr.com
Description:

On January 17, 2017 at approximately 1:00pm, a male white suspect entered the First Merit Bank at 7490 Sawmill Rd and passed a note demanding cash. The suspect implied he had a weapon but none was seen. The teller complied with the demand and gave the robber money. The suspect left the bank. No injuries occurred during the incident. The suspect is described as male white or hispanic, 30 years old, 5’3″ to 5’6″ tall 160 pounds. He had black hair and was wearing a red ball cap, brown jacket and jeans. Update – the robber has been identified as Gerard Powers.

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