BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Boardman police have arrested a man in connection to a Tuesday morning bank robbery.
Lamont Chatman, Jr., 25, of Youngstown, was arrested on a robbery charge Tuesday afternoon. Police caught up to him on Belmont Avenue after officers received tips from community members who had seen Chatman’s picture on the news.
Youngstown Crimestoppers posted a photo of him on its Facebook page earlier in the day.
Police said Chatman robbed the Huntington Bank on South Avenue near Midlothian Boulevard around 11 a.m.
Chatman handed the teller a note, according to police. The note said that he didn’t want to hurt anyone but that he wanted money, police said.
Investigators said Chatman left with about $5,000. They did not find the money when they arrested him and believe he may have spent some of it.
Police said he left his hat and glasses in the Walgreens parking lot.
Chief Todd Werth said Chatman was recently released from prison and out on parole for aggravated robbery.
The FBI Violent Crime Task Force, Youngstown police, U.S. Marshals and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) helped Boardman police with this case.
Those with information on the crime are asked to call the Boardman Police Department at 330-726-4144 or Youngstown Crimestoppers at 330-746-CLUE (2583).