Mansfield Key Bank Robber Also Identified As Subway Robber

  • 9/14/2017 5:31:08 PM
  • WMFD Staff
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Mansfield Division of Police responded to an aggravated robbery at the Key Bank on Lexington Avenue this morning around 9:30 am that ended in a chase.

The suspect entered the bank and demanded "all the money" and the bank teller complied, handing over an undisclosed amount of money. The man then exited the bank and fled in an unknown direction.

A short amount of time later, officers located the suspect's vehicle in the Woodland neighborhood area, at which time the suspect fled away from the officers and a pursuit ensued. The suspect eventually crashed his vehicle in the area of West 4th St. and SR 309 in Ontario.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle has been identified as Leviticus Lee Drye, who suffered minor injuries and was transported to Ohio Health Hospital in Mansfield. He was treated, released into police custody, and taken to Richland County Jail where he remains pending a court appearance for Aggravated Robbery.

There was also a passenger in the front seat of the suspect's vehicle. The passenger was also injured and taken to Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries. The identity of the passenger has not yet been released.

In addition to the charges of the Key Bank robbery, Drye has also been identified as the suspect who robbed the Subway restaurant at 1521 Lexington Ave. Wednesday night around 9:15 pm. An additional charge of Robbery was served to Mr. Drye in reference to the incident.

Both incidents remain under investigation and no further details are available at this time.

SEE ALSO: Video of Police Chase Footage AND the Conclusion of the Police Chase.

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