FBI: Serial bank robber hits University Heights bank

September 7, 2018

FBI: Serial bank robber hits University Heights bank

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — A man who robbed three downtown Cleveland banks robbed a University Heights bank on Thursday, according to the FBI.

Anthony Jones, 59, robbed the Citizens Bank on Warrensville Center Road and Cedar roads, the FBI said.

Jones walked into the bank, waited in line and told the teller he wanted to cash a check, the FBI said. He instead handed the teller a note demanding money.

The teller complied and gave Jones an unknown amount of money. Jones left the bank and walked across the street toward Whole Foods. 

Jones on Aug. 27 robbed the U.S. Bank on Euclid Avenue and East 14th Street in downtown Cleveland. He also robbed the Huntington Bank, the Huntington Bank on Euclid and East 9th Street and the Fifth-Third Bank on Superior Avenue and East 6th Street.

In all three robberies, Jones walked into the bank, handed a note to the teller and walked out with cash. No guns were used in any of the three robberies, the FBI said.

Jones’ criminal history includes prior convictions for receiving stolen property and grand theft, according to Cuyahoga County court records.

Reward money is available to anyone who can provide information leading to Jones’ arrest and prosecution, the news release says. Tipsters may remain anonymous when they call the Cleveland police department, the FBI or Crime Stoppers.

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