An Akron man suspected in two bank robberies was arrested Friday by Summit County sheriff’s deputies after a low-speed chase on Kenmore Boulevard.
Robert Campbell Jr. 31, was wanted in connection with Wednesday’s robbery at the FirstMerit branch at 2430 Wedgewood Drive, as well as Tuesday’s heist inside the Charter One branch on East Waterloo Road.
In both instances, police said a man approached a teller demanding money and instructing them not to include a dye pack. No weapon was shown.
Authorities had identified Campbell as a suspect because the bank robber had a large tattoo around the front and sides of his neck. Bank surveillance photos show the robber made no effort to conceal the tattoo.
Campbell was spotted Friday in a vehicle parked on Kellogg Avenue in Akron. As deputies approached the vehicle, the driver exited and Campbell crawled into the driver’s seat and fled the area, authorities said.
Deputies followed the vehicle at a low-rate of speed on Wilbeth Road, and then the vehicle crashed into another vehicle on Kenmore Boulevard underneath the Manchester Road overpass, authorities said.