Tallmadge man charged in Cuyahoga Falls bank robbery

From StAFF REPORTS Published:

A 43-year-old Tallmadge man is facing felony charges after allegedly robbing two banks in two days.

Steven Daugustino on Feb. 26 was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, in connection with the Feb. 24 robbery of the Huntington Bank in the Howe Avenue Giant Eagle, according to Cuyahoga Falls Police Lt. Steve Guldeman.

An attorney is not listed for Daugustino on the Stow Municipal Court website.

Akron police said they connected Daugustino with the Falls robbery after arresting him later on Feb. 24 in connection with a bank robbery in Akron the previous day.

In the Akron case, Akron Police said Daugustino entered the Gen Fed Credit Union, 2492 Wedgewood Drive, at about 9 a.m. Feb. 23, and handed the teller a note, indicating he had a gun and demanding money. The teller handed him an unreported amount of money and he then fled in a black Ford Focus, according to police.

On Feb. 24 at about 10 a.m., Cuyahoga Falls police said, Daugustino presented a note to a teller demanding money at the Huntington Bank in Cuyahoga Falls.

Police said Daugustino fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapon was seen during the incident, police said.

Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards said his department arrested Daugustino at a home on Nieman Street in Akron at about 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 after they received a tip.

Since he was already in Summit County Jail on an aggravated robbery charge in the Akron case, Daugustino had a video arraignment on the charge in the Falls case in Stow Municipal Court on Feb. 26, according to a court official. A plea is not entered on a felony charge in municipal court.

Daugustino remained in the county jail Feb. 28 on 10 percent of a $250,000 bond, and will have a preliminary hearing on March 5, a court official said.

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