Quick action by Canfield PD helps track down accused bank robber

Jarrett Drajic is being charged with bank robbery; The stolen money was recovered

Canfield Police arrested a man Friday who they said robbed the Farmers National Bank plaza branch in Canfield around 11:45 a.m.

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Canfield Police arrested a man Friday who they said robbed the Farmers National Bank plaza branch in Canfield around 11:45 a.m.

The bank said no associates or customers were harmed during the incident.

Canfield PD said Jarrett Drajic of Austintown was pulled over on Route 164 inside city limits by a Columbiana police officer. Two other people were in the car with him.

Drajic is being charged with bank robbery. The stolen money was recovered.

WKBN talked with officials to get the exclusive details of the situation.

Police said Drajic handed a note to the teller, demanding cash. But as he left, he was playing beat-the-clock with law enforcement.

“We were on scene in two minutes and were able to get description out within four minutes,” Canfield Chief Chuck Colucci said.

Witnesses said Drajic ran out of the bank, his vehicle was parked farther down the lot and he drove away.

“They gave us great description about the vehicle, about the male and we got out to agencies,” Colucci said.

Canfield Police stayed at the plaza, looking through trash bins for anything the robber may have thrown away and talking with other businesses.

Then Columbiana Police called saying an officer stopped a vehicle matching a description seen in the parking lot.

“She waited,” Colucci said. “She was patient.”

Along with the person matching the robbers description, police also found items in the truck that were connected to the robbery and items that also gave them clues as to why he tried to get away with it.

“As most of our crimes revolve around drugs, this one does as well,” Colucci said. “Motivation for robbery.”

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