Local man charged in Toledo bank robbery


Law enforcement officials allege James Robert Eickemeyer of Marysville is pictured in this surveillance photo from a bank in Toledo. Eickemeyer is accused of robbing the Huntington Bank in Toledo on Wednesday. He was arrested in Marysville Thursday. (Photo provided)

A local man will make his first court appearance today, charged with robbing a bank in Toledo.
James Robert Eickemeyer, 39, of 339 Moss Court, Marysville, is charged with one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

According to records from the Toledo Police Department, at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday, Eickemeyer went into the Huntington Bank at 4700 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo.
Eickemeyer allegedly gave the teller a note informing the teller he was robbing the bank. He showed the teller a “black handgun” according to court documents.
The teller gave Eickemeyer $1,580. The man then left on foot.
According to police reports, the encounter lasted just one minute.
Witnesses described the man as having “a slim build.”
Police described him as white, in his early 30s, between five feet 10 inches and six feet, with a medium build and light-colored eyes. He was wearing an Ohio State University hat, grey jacket, jeans and a black mask.
Lt. Kellie Lenhardt with the Toledo Police Department said there were no injuries.
She said the Federal Bureau of Investigation handled the investigation. She said FBI detectives were able to identify Eickemeyer as the suspect.
Officials at the FBI did not return calls seeking comment.
Marysville Police Department was contacted and Eickemeyer was arrested at 7:35 a.m., Thursday at his home. MPD officials said he was apprehended without incident.
MPD assisted in transporting Eickemeyer to jail in Toledo where he is currently.
Deputy Chief Tony Brooks with the Marysville Police Department said Eickemeyer had a warrant through the Marysville Municipal court for failure to pay city income tax. Brooks said there are no other local charges.
Eickemeyer is set to be arraigned in a Lucas County Courtroom.

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