Police make bank robbery arrest, after a helpful call from the suspect

Photo: Cincinnati Police
Photo: Cincinnati Police

Cincinnati Police arrested a bank robbery suspect within minutes of the robbery after the suspect decided to turn himself in.

On Friday at 2:00 p.m., District One units were dispatched to 125 E. Court Street for a report of a robbery at the US Bank.  The suspect entered the front entrance of the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding US currency.  Officers arrived within minutes of the alarm, but the suspect had already fled the bank through the front doors and westbound on E. Court Street towards Main Street.  An undetermined amount of currency was taken.

At 2:23 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a call from a man wanting to turn himself in to police for the bank robbery.  District One units arrived at the caller's location and placed a man into custody matching the description of the bank robbery suspect.  Police identify him as 37-year-old Frank Coleman of Mt. Auburn; court records for this case list him as having an address in a high-rise on Central Avenue in the West End.  Coleman was arrested for Robbery and transported to the Hamilton County Justice Center.

A check of previous online records for Coleman in Hamilton County shows only few misdemeanors and traffic offenses.