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Bexley: Bank robber shows note, gun to obtain cash

A teller at Chase Bank, 2660 E. Main St., reported a man approached her window at 9:35 a.m. Jan. 7 and showed her a note inside his wallet demanding money.

The man also lifted his shirt and showed the teller and the bank manager a black handgun tucked inside his waistband, police reports said.

The teller gave the man $1,000 from the cash dispenser, reports stated. The suspect said "thank you" then left through a rear door.

Police reports describe the suspect as a white male, 6-feet tall, with a slender build, in his mid- to late 30s and wearing a light blue animal character knit cap, a light gray hoodie and jeans.

In other recent incident reports from the Bexley Police Department:

* An employee of a business in the 2400 block of East Main Street reported that on Jan. 13, someone entered the store and stole two Pearl Izumi Pro Series jackets, worth a total value of $640, from the rack at the front of the store. The suspect fled eastbound on East Main Street.

* A resident in the first block of Bullitt Park Place reported someone used an unknown object to scratch the paint of his vehicle between Jan. 10 and Jan. 11.

* A resident in the 600 block of Sheridan Avenue told police a known suspect used markers to draw male genitals on the rear windshield of his mother's car while it was parked in the 800 block of Sheridan Avenue between Jan. 11 and Jan. 12.

* Residents in the 100 block of North Stanwood Road reported someone pried open the garage door with an unknown object and ransacked two vehicles parked inside between Jan. 13 and Jan. 14. Items stolen include a DVD player valued at $100 and a snow blower valued at $1,000.

* A resident in the 100 block of North Stanwood Road told police someone smashed the rear driver's side wing window of a 2012 white Toyota Camry with an unknown object between Jan. 13 and Jan. 14. Although a gym bag on the rear seat had been rummaged through, no items were reported stolen.

* Someone attempted to pry at a door frame and enter a garage belonging to a resident in the 20 block of North Stanwood Road between Jan. 13 and Jan. 14.

* A resident in the 2300 block of East Mound Street reported someone broke into her locked car Jan. 14 and stole a GPS device valued at $50, and a charging cord valued at $10.

* A resident in the 800 block of South Cassingham Road told police she noticed her cell phone, valued at $500, was missing while she was attending an event Jan. 9 at the Bexley High School gymnasium, 326 S. Cassingham Road.