By Jeff Gallatin
A Mentor man charged with the robbery of the North Olmsted Huntington Bank the afternoon of Dec. 5 has been bound over to a Cuyahoga County grand jury.
Ryan Matthew Brady is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail after his case was bound over from Rocky River Municipal Court Dec. 10. It stems from a Dec. 5 incident at the bank in which a man demanded money from the teller shortly after 2 p.m. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money from the teller, he left the bank and then took off from the parking lot in a dark-colored vehicle. No weapon was shown in the robbery and no one was injured in the incident, officials said.
North Olmsted Detective Sgt. Bob Wagner said the department is still investigating why the man chose to rob a bank in North Olmsted.
“We haven’t established why he came here at this point,” Wagner said.
Wagner said after the robbery, North Olmsted officials gave surveillance photos of the robber to news media, which published and broadcast them.
“We got several tips on who the robber might be after people saw the photos of him,” Wagner said. “They were a pretty good view of him.”
He said after police established a likely identity for the robber, they contacted relatives.
“He had heard we were looking for him,” Wagner said. “At that point, he decided to turn himself in to us. So, he came in without incident.”
Wagner said the initial investigation hasn’t connected Brady to any other robberies or incidents in North Olmsted or the rest of the Westshore. He said Brady is a suspect in a non-bank robbery outside the Westshore area, but said the department investigating that incident has not filed charges at this point.