Police: Man robs downtown Fifth Third Bank

Robber fled with an unknown amount of cash.

The Blade
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:19:18 GMT

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The downtown Fifth Third Bank was robbed Tuesday morning, according to Toledo police.

A masked man walked into the bank at 11:20 a.m. at 420 Madison Ave. and presented a note to a teller demanding money and threatened the use of a weapon. He then fled with an unknown amount of cash, traveling north on Superior Street, according to a news release.

Toledo Police posted surveillance photos on social media in an attempt to identify the robber.

Attempt to Identify: On 12/03/19 at 11:20am an unknown male robbed the 5/3 Bank at 420 Madison and fled with an unknown amount of cash. If you have any information please call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111. #toledopolice pic.twitter.com/woCsIAwekz

— Toledo Police (@ToledoPolice) December 3, 2019

A news release from the FBI’s Cleveland Division described the robber as a black male in his 50s with a medium build and height between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-6. During the robbery, the man was wearing a blue knit cap, navy blue sweatshirt, light-colored pants, and gray shoes. He also wore tinted glasses, gloves, and an artificial beard.

This is the second time since August the bank has been robbed. On Aug. 27, a man walked into the bank dressed as a woman wearing blue latex gloves and a wig. He gave a teller a note “threatening the use of a bomb,” according to a news release from the Cleveland Division of the FBI.

He left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Authorities described that robber as 6 feet tall and slim. He wore a gray hoodie sweatshirt over a striped hoodie, tan pants, and light-colored shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at 419-243-6122 or the Toledo police Crime Stopper program at 419-255-1111.