Bicycles Don't Make Good Getaway Vehicles

by

comment

bicycle.jpg

We understand, gas is expensive these days. Nevertheless, if you're planning a bank robbery, you might want to invest in a fill-up because it turns out, surprisingly, that bicycles don't make good getaway vehicles.

Via the Ashtabula Star Beacon:

According to Ashtabula police, a man walked into First Merit Bank, 4200 Park Ave., and demanded money at about 1:30 p.m.

Then the man went outside and made his getaway on a bicycle, police said.

Fighting the rain and wind, the suspect tried to carry an undisclosed amount of money while pedaling eastbound on the two-wheeler, police said.

“He dropped some (money) on the way,” Chief Robert Stell said. “The wind blew it all over the place.”
Police arrested the suspect on Collins Boulevard, across from the Justice Center, within 10 minutes of the robbery, Stell said.

Rollerblades next time?

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.