A man indicted for a July bank robbery in Solon was sentenced to 11 years in prison for two other bank robberies in Summit County.
Ralphel A. Penn, 25, of Stow was sentenced by Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery charges last week.
Penn pleaded guilty at Summit County Common Pleas Court to one count of aggravated robbery and robbery.
According to authorities, Penn robbed a Charter One Bank in Northfield Village in August and a bank in Akron about a week later. In both instances, Penn handed a note to the teller threating to shoot if money wasn't handed over. No gun was seen, according to earlier reports.
Penn was indicted for the Solon robbery Sept. 18 by a Cuyahoga County grand jury.
On July 6 a man entered the Ohio Savings Bank located at 34206 Aurora Road, Solon, and handed a note to a teller demanding $3,000 in cash, according to Solon Police. No weapon was seen. He was given a small amount of $1 bills in a packet and he immediately left the scene, fleeing on foot.
The Cuyahoga County case is still pending, according to court records.
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