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Police searching for Arlington Bank robbery suspect


Upper Arlington police still are searching for a man they say robbed The Arlington Bank on Dec. 10 and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

According to police, an unidentified white man entered The Arlington Bank, 2130 Tremont Center, about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, and slipped a note to a teller demanding money.

He did not brandish a weapon or imply he had one, Sgt. Jon Wilhelm said Wednesday. Also, no one – including one customer who was at the bank at the time of the incident – was injured.

“We still have not (made any arrests),” Wilhelm said. “We’re still investigating.

“We would just ask that anyone who has information to please call us.”

Wilhelm said anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect should call the Upper Arlington Police Division at 614-583-5160.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the man, who was not wearing a disguise but who did cover a portion of his face while he was inside the bank.

“He had something covering the portion of his face from the mouth down,” Wilhelm said.

The man is described as being 20 to 30 years of age, 6 feet tall, with a medium build, dark hair and a mustache.

He was wearing jeans, a green turtleneck sweater, brown jacket, a red, white and black Ohio State knit hat and white gloves that had red palms with a black “Block O” on the back of each hand.

Wilhelm said police got to the the bank, which is less than two miles from police headquarters, “within minutes” of the robbery. However, the suspect had fled on foot, heading west from the bank, before police got to the scene.