Cleveland bank robber arrested for 2016 bank robbery a year after being released from prison

A man who pleaded guilty to armed robbery in 2011 was arrested last week for a similar crime a year after being released from prison. Shawn Parker was arrested for the September 2016 heist…

Cleveland bank robber arrested for 2016 bank robbery a year after being released from prison

A man who pleaded guilty to armed robbery in 2011 was arrested last week for a similar crime a year after being released from prison.

Shawn Parker was arrested for the September 2016 heist on a Cleveland-area bank in which the man doused the teller with flammable liquid and made off with $6,500, police said.

Parker was arrested Friday and is in custody awaiting a bail hearing, Fox 8 Cleveland reported. The robbery was taped and the video of the crime was widely shown, according to a police report.

In Parker’s first arrest, he and two other men demanded money from a woman, telling her to give them money from a car and threaten to burn it down if she didn’t.

Parker was released from prison in 2014. Police used DNA evidence to link him to the two bank robberies, according to Fox 8.

One victim said Parker tried to hug her after the robbery and threatened to burn her car because she wasn’t careful, according to an article in the “Daily South.”

In September 2016, Parker and a second man robbed the Key Bank branch at 1109 East 140th Street in Cleveland with Wilson.

“He made his way over, and poured gasoline on my hands, told me he had a gun and made me get on the ground,” the victim, Regina Lewis, said to CBS Cleveland.

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