Merchants Bank robbed


Crime scene tape blocks the entrance to Merchants National Bank at 279 Lafayette St., London, on Tuesday. A lone man robbed the bank at 3:45 p.m.

A video surveillance camera caught the image of this suspect robbing Merchants National Bank on Tuesday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Donovan Cooper at 740-852-1212.

A lone robber hit Merchants National Bank at 279 Lafayette St. in London on Tuesday afternoon and got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

According to a London Police Department release, a man entered the lobby of the bank at 3:45 p.m. and demanded money. He did not show a weapon, said Officer Aaron Ansel.

The suspect received the money, then fled east on foot to an adjacent shopping center where a getaway vehicle with possibly two occupants was waiting. The vehicle is described as a blue four-door, late-model Ford sedan.

A video surveillance camera captured the suspect’s image. He is described as a bearded white male of stocky build, wearing a red, white and blue baseball cap, jeans, black shirt and a zip-up garment over the shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Donovan Cooper at 740-852-1212.

Dean Shipley can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617, on Facebook at Dean Shipley or via Twitter @DeanAShipley.

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