UPDATE: Columbus man sentenced for 2017 bank robbery in The Plains

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ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 4/11/2018, 12;58 P.M.

A Columbus man charged with robbing a bank in The Plains in September, 2017, has been sentenced to prison.

On April 5, 2018, in Athens County Court, Shane Caven, 22, of Columbus, Ohio appeared before Judge Patrick J. Lang.

Caven was convicted on a felony charge of Robbery and was sentenced to four years in an Ohio State Prison and three years of mandatory post-release control.

Athens County Prosecutors say on September 13, 2017, Caven entered the Hocking Valley Bank in The Plains, Ohio and handed the teller a note stating "I'm sorry to do this to you, but I need $5,000.00."

The note also stated Caven had a gun.

Caven admitted to investigators that he had robbed a total of four banks on September 13, 2017, including banks in Circleville and Grove City.


UPDATE: 9/14/2017, 11:50 A.M.

The suspect in Wednesday's Athens County bank robbery matches the description of the suspect in two other bank robberies that happened on Wednesday.

At 10:20 A.M. Wednesday, investigators say a man attempted to rob the U.S. Bank at 166 East Main Street, in Circleville, in Pickaway County, Ohio.

Police say the man handed the teller a note demanding money, but the clerk refused to give him money, so he left empty-handed.

At 11:31 A.M. Wednesday, about 20 miles northeast, in Lancaster, Ohio, a man robbed the Fairfield National Bank at 1001 West Fair Avenue.

Again, he handed the teller a note demanding money, then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Finally, at 12:15 P.M. Wednesday, a man robbed the Hocking Valley Bank in The Plains, in Athens County, Ohio, in a similar manner.

Deputies in Athens County obtained photos of the suspect's getaway car, a black Nissan 4-door sedan, driven by an unidentified man.

In each case, the suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, with sandy blonde hair, approximately 5’8” tall, weighing 135-150 lbs., wearing sunglasses, black leather jacket, black colored shirt and blue jeans.

The FBI and Athens County Sheriff's Office are investigating this suspect and the bank robbery in The Plains.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the bank robbery in The Plains is asked to call the Athens County Sheriff's Office at 740-593-6633.


ORIGINAL STORY: 9/14/2017, 4:25 A.M.

Authorities in Athens County are looking a man who robbed a bank in The Plains on Wednesday.

Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith's office says the suspect held up the Hocking Valley Bank, in The Plains, Ohio, at 12:15 P.M. Wednesday.

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, and left in a black Nissan 4-door sedan.

The Sheriff's Office and the FBI are handling the investigation.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Athens County Sheriff's Office at 740-593-6633.



 
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