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Lake Milton police on Thursday apprehended two Ashtabula brothers suspected of robbing Farmer’s National Bank within 5 minutes of the alleged robbery.
Lake Milton Police Chief Bob Schaeffer said he spotted the suspected getaway car about 10 a.m. on Interstate 76 westbound past state Route 534 about 5 minutes after the robbery.
Mahoning County Jail officials said Christopher Eurich, 22, and his brother, Jonathan, 28, were booked into the jail on bank robbery charges.
Schaeffer, who has been chief for just six months, said this is the second bank robbery in the township since he has been there.
Police said a man wearing makeup walked into the Farmer’s National Bank at 17817 Mahoning Ave. and gave a teller a note demanding money. Some money was given and the man fled in a black BMW driven by another man, police said. Schaeffer said no weapons were displayed during the robbery.
Schaeffer said he is unsure how much money was stolen, but some cash was recovered from the BMW, as was other evidence.
“We were lucky to have three officers here,” Schaeffer said. “One was going off to training and there was a detective coming in. We had three people respond so we went three separate directions.”
A court records search shows Christopher Eurich was charged with drunk driving on June 7 in Geneva-on-the-Lake. He pleaded not guilty and was released on $2,500 bond.
Geneva-on-the-Lake police said Eurich was traveling 39 mph in a 25 mph zone and registered a 0.10 blood-alcohol content on a breath test, slightly more than the legal limit of .08.