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Lorain County fugitive arrested in Florida

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    Emil Bayus

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A man wanted for a bank robbery in Lorain was arrested in Florida on Saturday for his alleged involvement in a second bank robbery.

Emil Bayus, 54, of Amherst, allegedly robbed the Northwest Bank, 3660 Oberlin Avenue, on June 2. According to a police report, Bayus went to the bank and handed the teller a note with the word “robbery” inscribed on it.

The teller activated the alarm and emptied her cash drawer, giving Bayus about $2,000, the report said.

Bayus last week was named fugitive of the week by the U.S. Marshals.

Today, police in Pensacola, Florida, informed the task force that Bayus was arrested on Saturday.

According to a press release from Pensacola police, Bayus allegedly drove the getaway car for Louis Cillo, 60, who is charged with armed bank robbery.

Pensacola police said Cillo went to a Sun Trust Bank in Pensacola around 12:40 p.m. Thursday and handed a teller a note demanding cash.

Cillo indicated he had a weapon and left the bank after getting an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Cillo got into a blue Chevrolet Equinox and left the area.

An Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle that matched the description on Saturday and Cillo and Bayus were arrested. Pensacola Police Sgt. Greg Stone said Cillo is also a suspect in the bank robbery in Lorain.

The Pensacola Police did not have an address for Cillo.

Kurt Graupmann, of the task force, said Bayus would likely be brought back to Ohio.

Contact Jodi Weinberger at 329-7245 or jweinberger@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @Jodi_Weinberger.

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