Last week a bank branch in neighboring Ravenna Ohio was robbed and Police all around the County are busy searching for the suspect.
Fortunately bank robberies aren’t all that common — which is great — but because they don’t happen that much our Kent Police thought it was a perfect time to reach out to the local bank branches in Kent to review security procedures and provide a little extra training to local bank staff.
It’s the kind of extra effort that the Kent Police provide that doesn’t make the newspapers but as you can read in the note that I got from Hometown Bank it was very appreciated by the bank personnel.
This morning we were honored to have Lt. Prusha and Dispatcher Butcher with us for a company wide security meeting. Coming off the heels of a Huntington Bank robbery in Ravenna last Friday our folks really “got it” when the two of them explained not only what the procedures were but also why and the importance of following them correctly.
I’m so incredibly proud of the leadership and professionalism presented by them today and wanted you to know how much we appreciate their time and efforts.
Human Resource and Training Officer
RAVENNA COPS SEEKING HUNTINGTON BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT
R-c staff report Published: Ravenna police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect responsible for the robbery of the Huntington Bank on West Cedar Street on Friday afternoon.
Police said the suspect — a white male, 6 feet tall, with reddish facial hair, and wearing a black coat, blue jeans, and a gray knit hat with the New England Patriots football team logo on the front — walked into the bank and passed the teller a note just after 3:30 p.m.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the bank and got into a late-model white truck. No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to call Ravenna police at 330-296-6486.