2013-08-10 / News

Robber wanted to go back to jail

By Scott Rawdon

KIRKERSVILLE- Robert Fraizer, 58, decided it would be better to return to prison than starve as a homeless person so he robbed the Park National Bank in Kirkersville Tuesday afternoon.

“He was arrested in Newark before for bank robbery,” said Licking County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Dave Starling. He said he couldn’t verify it, but there is a good chance that Fraizer originally resided in Newark.

According to a sheriff’s office report, deputies responded to a robbery reported at the Kirkersville Park National Bank. A clerk reported that a man later identified as Fraizer entered the bank and passed a note to a teller stating that he was robbing the bank and requested money to be placed in an envelope that he handed to the teller.

Fraizer then left the building and began walking east on Main Street. A bank employee spotted Fraizer walking and asked if he had something that belonged to the bank. Fraizer admitted robbing the bank and told the employee that he really wanted to return to jail.

Deputies arrested Fraizer, and transported him to the Licking County Justice Center where detectives interviewed him. Fraizer told detectives that he was just released from Allen Correctional Institution in Lima, on Monday, Aug. 5, and he was currently homeless.

Return to top