West Carrollton bank robberies: 5 crimes in recent times

Police in West Carrollton on Friday responded to report of a bank robbery on East Central Avenue near the city’s center.

The Chase Bank location at 9 E. Central Ave. – where police were called to shortly after 1 p.m. Friday – has been robbed at least twice since 2014, and West Carrollton has witnessed at least three other bank robberies since 2013.

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They include:

-Chase, April 2015. A woman held up a Chase branch on Central Avenue. Police said she walked into the bank around 2:10 p.m. while other customers were inside. The suspect did not show a weapon, but hinted she had one before she demanded cash from the teller, police said.

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-Chase, March 2014. A 26-year-old man was jailed, accused of robbing the Chase Bank in West Carrollton. Police at the times said a man reportedly showed a gun during the robbery and fled with an undetermined amount of money, according to West Carrollton police.

-Farmers & Merchants Bank, 3225 W. Alex-Bell Road, November 2014. Police arrested a suspect in the bank robbery a few days after the crime. Gregory Martin, 34, was apprehended at the Franklin Commons Apartments, on Conover Drive in Franklin after SWAT was called.

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Martin was awaiting a parole hearing when he was taken into custody, authorities said. In January 2015, he was convicted in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court of robbery and failure to comply with the order of an officer, records show.

-U.S. Bank, 2100 S. Alex Road, November, 2013. A white male wearing glasses, a baseball cap and a black hooded sweatshirt walked into the branch, according to West Carrollton police. A weapon was not reportedly displayed.

He fled out the front door on foot and police said they weren’t sure whether he then got into a vehicle, then-Deputy Chief Doug Woodard said there was nothing to indicate there is anyone else was involved, but authorities were not ruling anything out.

–PNC Bank, 721 E. Dixie Drive, October 2013. A man entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money, police said. He did not display a weapon but got away from the bank with an undetermined amount of cash.

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About a week later in Miami Twp., Jessie Childers, 19, was apprehended on Valcourt Street was apprehended after a neighbor reported a suspicious vehicle. He was booked in the Montgomery County Jail.

In February 2014, Childers was convicted of grand theft, use of force and receiving stolen property, court records show.



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