YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police say a Youngstown bank robber turned himself into the police department on Friday morning after seeing his photo on the news.
Frank Pierce, 38, is charged with the robbery of First National Bank in downtown Youngstown.
Investigators said Pierce walked into the bank just before 10 a.m. Thursday. He then handed a note to a teller, saying he had a gun and wanted cash, according to police.
Police said Pierce made off with a “minimal” amount of money.
When he turned himself in, Pierce said his friend told him that he saw his photo on the news, according to Youngstown Police Capt. Brad Blackburn. Investigators said he confessed to the robbery.
Police said they aren’t releasing his motivation for the robbery.