ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio believe a man who allegedly robbed two banks in the past week also is responsible for calling in a bomb threat to a local high school.
Police in Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh), west of Cleveland, said 40-year-old Brett Benson of Avon was caught walking along a roadway Monday with a large amount of money after a man matching his description held up a bank.
After further investigation, police charged Benson with robbing another bank last Wednesday and making a bomb threat to Elyria High School on Monday that led to the school being evacuated.
Benson, who has an extensive criminal record, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of inducing panic. Online jail records did not list an attorney for him.