Police: Austintown financial institution robber ditched automotive, set it on hearth in Youngstown

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The suspect was picked up near the fire station on Midlothian Boulevard

by: WKBN employees

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 / 7:17 PM EST
Updated: February 26, 2021 / 7:17 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Friday bank robbery suspect in Austintown dropped a car in Youngstown, set it on fire and started it, police say.

The vehicle was set on fire shortly after 6 p.m. on Loveland Road.

The suspect was picked up near the fire station on Midlothian Boulevard.

Police said the suspect robbed Premiere Bank on Kirk Road in Austintown.

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