Bank robberies reported in Athens, Fairfield Pickaway Counties

CIRCLEVILLE, OH (WCMH) – Police are looking for a suspect in robberies in Pickaway, Fairfield and Athens Counties Wednesday.

The first robbery attempt happened around 10:30am Wednesday. Circleville police say a man walked into the US Bank and demanded money from the clerk.

Police described the man as a white male wearing a black shirt, black leather jacket and blue denim pants.

At 11:31am, the Fairfield National Bank in Lancaster was robbed.

Police described the suspect as a white male in his early 20s with sandy blonde hair, standing around 5’8″ and weighing between 135 and 150 pounds He was wearing sunglasses, a black leather jacket and a black shirt.

According to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, a man robbed the Hocking Valley Bank in The Plains around 12:18pm.

The Sheriff’s Office released photos of the suspect that appear to depict the same person from the Circleville robbery.

If you have any information regarding this incident contact the Circleville Police Department Investigation Bureau at 740-477-8246, the Lancaster Police Dapartment at 740-687-6680×4545, or the Athens County Sheriff’s Office at 740-593-6633. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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