Suspected bank robber will be extradited to Macedonia

April Helms
Akron Beacon Journal
Crime Scene Tape

MACEDONIA -- The suspect in a Macedonia bank robbery is expected to be extradited from New York to Macedonia to face charges.

Tyrone Kenneth Woods, 60, of Lancaster, Penn., is suspected of robbing the Key Bank on East Aurora Road on Feb. 27, leaving with an undisclosed amount of money. 

"We just got the governor’s warrant issued yesterday for extradition," said Lt. Vincent Yakopovich on March 31. "We will plan on picking him up on [April 5]."

Police were notified the morning of Feb. 27 that the bank had been robbed. Officers from Sagamore Hills and Northfield Village also responded to the area to help search for a suspect. 

According to witness statements taken, a man came into the bank yelling "yo, yo, yo, $50s and $100s" repeatedly. As he left, he reportedly said "have a nice day, ladies." He was then seen walking toward the nearby Home Depot parking lot. 

The suspect reportedly was seen getting into a Kia Spectra and leaving the area. This vehicle was found later, and police took DNA samples from the driver's door handle, steering wheel and gear shift, and retrieved several items such as rubber work gloves, a water bottle, boots, and a black knit hat. A cigarette butt also was recovered from the parking lot. 

Yakopovich said the vehicle had been borrowed from someone else.

There were three employees at the bank and no customers at the time of the robbery, according to the Macedonia police report. One of the employees told police that Woods fit the description of a suspect in a robbery from four years ago at the bank. That suspect had also said "have a nice day, ladies," before leaving. 

Reporter April Helms can be reached at ahelms@thebeaconjournal.com