Authorities have charged a homeless man in connection with last week’s robbery of a Fifth Third Bank branch in Akron.
Richard Cooper, 53, faces charges of robbery, drug abuse crack/cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Cooper walked into the Fifth Third Bank, 121 S. Main St., about 5 p.m. Wednesday and went to the deposit/withdrawal counter, where he wrote a note, according to a police report of the incident. He then “walked over to a teller, handed them the note and demanded money.”
Police say the robber told the worker he had a gun.
Cooper was arrested later that evening at an apartment in the 200 block of South Main Street.