Police arrest suspect in Austintown bank robbery

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The suspect was picked up near the fire station on Midlothian Boulevard

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police have arrested a suspect they say robbed a bank in Austintown on Friday.

Robert Porter, IV, 45, is in the Mahoning County Jail on a robbery charge.

Police said the suspect walked into the Premiere Bank on Kirk Road in Austintown at about 4 p.m. and robbed it.

No one was hurt, but the suspect took off.

Two and half hours later, police were called to the intersection of Windsor Avenue and Loveland Road for a report of a car on fire.

The car fit the description of the one used in the bank robbery.

The man who ran away from the car fit the description of the bank robbery suspect. He was caught a few blocks away walking along Midlothian Boulevard, near the fire station.

A suspect in a bank robbery Friday in Austintown ditched a car in Youngstown, set it on fire and took off, according to police.

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