One arrested after armed robbery at ''no-guns'' bank

The Fremont News Messenger is reporting that a Columbus man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a robbery Friday morning in which three men held up the “no-guns” Croghan Colonial Bank at gunpoint. The other two suspects are still on the loose.

From the story:

    Michael Kevin Gainous, 37, was arrested after he tried to elude police in a vehicle during a pursuit just outside Fostoria. Troopers from the Fremont Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol chased two vehicles on Ohio 12 shortly after the robbery, and one of the vehicles entered Fostoria's city limits before it crashed. According to the report, Gainous then fled on foot but was quickly captured. He is being held in Lucas County.

    According to a press release from the Cleveland Disivion of the FBI, three black males entered the bank at 1315 E. State St., at about 10:30 a.m. Two of the suspects were armed with pistols, but no shots were fired and no one was injured. The men left the scene in a blue Chevrolet Caprice with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    Fremont police were unable to locate the remaining suspects and notified the Toledo and Sandusky offices of the FBI. The investigation was turned over to the Sandusky Branch of the FBI.

According to the story, the last bank robbery in the immediate area occurred in Old Fort at the Old Fort Banking Company in March of 2002.

Contact information for Croghan Colonial Bank and other dangerous locations is available on OFCC's Do Not Patronize While Armed database.

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