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Published: Wednesday, 3/21/2001

Bank robbery suspect jailed without bond

A Toledo man made his initial appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court in Toledo after he was charged with the robbery Monday of the Fifth Third Bank branch at 3028 Lagrange St., authorities said.

Daryl Jerome Mays, 44, of the 2100 block of Collingwood Boulevard, was arrested at his home Monday night on a petty theft warrant, authorities said.

U.S. Magistrate Vernelis K. Armstrong ordered him held in the Lucas County jail without bond.

A man entered the bank about 1 p.m. Monday and handed a teller a note with the word “kill” on it. The teller said she didn't have any money in her drawer and opened it to show him. He went to another teller and presented the same note, which asked for a specific amount of currency, no dye pack, and stated not to “play” with him or he would kill the teller. The teller pulled out the money and began to count it when the man grabbed it and fled, police said.

Authorities are investigating whether he also held up the Fifth Third Bank inside the Kroger supermarket, 4533 Monroe St., on Sunday and the KeyBank at 1950 South Reynolds Rd. on Thursday.

Conviction of bank robbery carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $100,000, the FBI said.

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