Arrest warrant issued for masked Ohio bank robbery suspect


PAULDING COUNTY, Ohio. (WANE) — An arrest warrant has been issued for David Abram Ziesel, age 40, from West Palm Beach, Florida, the masked man police suspect robbed a bank in Ohio early Wednesday.

Ziesel is currently on federal probation in West Palm Beach for an Armed Bank Robbery.

An arrest warrant has been issued for David Abram Ziesel, age 40, from West Palm Beach, Florida.

The warrant is for one count of Aggravated Robbery, a Felony of the First Degree.  Ziesel was last seen leaving the State Bank in Oakwood, Ohio, around 9:14 a.m. today’s date.  He was driving an early 2000’s model Chevy Cargo Van, possibly with Indiana registration VTH394.  That license plate returns to a different vehicle and is expired, but returns to the suspect.

“Ziesel will be considered armed and dangerous until he is apprehended, even though he didn’t brandish a weapon.  I credit the cooperation of several agencies acting quickly and communicating timely to leading to this point in the investigation,” said Sheriff Jason K. Landers. 

Just after 9 a.m., a masked man walked into The State bank at 218 N. First St. He was able to make off with an “undisclosed” amount of cash, according to a report from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

This van was possibly involved in a bank robbery in Oakwood, Ohio, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (Paulding County Sheriff’s Office)

The man was wearing a mask over his face with a ball hat on, and had black gloves on. He was carrying a blue bag, the sheriff’s office said.

No customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery, and the two tellers on duty were not hurt.

The sheriff’s office said they believe the man left in a white 2000s model Chevy cargo style van with black rims and paint chipping away from the top. It could have an Indiana registration on the back, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators are following up on leads in conjunction with multiple agencies, including the Oakwood Police Department and the FBI, Sheriff Jason Landers said.

Anyone with any information on the robbery or the suspect is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (419) 399-3791.

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