Oakwood bank robbed

Authorities have named a Florida man as a suspect in a robbery at State Bank & Trust Company in Oakwood on Wednesday morning. Image courtesy of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office

Authorities are seeking a Florida man after a bank was robbed Wednesday in Paulding County.

According to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, a man entered State Bank & Trust Company, 218 N. First St., Oakwood, around 9:12 a.m. The suspect was dressed in dark pants and a light-colored hooded jacket with a black stripe. He was also wearing a mask over his face, a ball cap and black gloves. He was carrying a blue bag.

No customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery and neither of the two bank tellers was injured.

“The suspect could have had a weapon in his possession, but did not brandish it,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

An arrest warrant has been issued for David Abram Ziesel, 40, from West Palm Beach, Florida. Ziesel is currently on federal probation in West Palm Beach for an armed bank robbery.

The warrant is for one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. Ziesel was last seen leaving the bank around 9:14 a.m. He was driving an early 2000s model Chevrolet cargo van, possibly with Indiana registration VTH394. That license plate returns to a different vehicle and is expired, but returns to the suspect, authorities said.

The sheriff’s office is working alongside the Oakwood Police Department and the FBI.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 419-399-3791. You can also leave information via Facebook by searching “Paulding County Sheriff’s Office” on Facebook or view the department’s website, www.pauldingohsheriff.com, to leave an email for the sheriff. You may also leave an anonymous tip via the website by scrolling to the bottom of any page and clicking on “send us an anonymous tip.”

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