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SHEFFIELD VILLAGE

A Parma Heights man out on bond after being charged with robbing a Parma bank in early March is being held in the Lorain County Jail on charges that he robbed a bank in Sheffield Village on Thursday, police said.

Law enforcement officials said Friday that Jason Nichta, 48, would be arraigned on a robbery charge after being arrested by the FBI at his home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Nichta is accused of robbing the Huntington Bank branch in the Giant Eagle on Detroit Road at 10:27 a.m. that day.

Nichta was free on a $20,000 bond after he allegedly robbed the Huntington Bank branch in the Giant Eagle on Day Drive in Parma on March 2. He was arrested by Parma police March 4, then appeared the next day in Parma Municipal Court on that charge. He was released on bond March 11 on the condition that he not return to the Parma Giant Eagle or bank and that he stay within Cuyahoga County and contiguous counties.

“The physical description of the man (in the Parma robbery) is almost identical except for he was wearing different clothing in the robberies,” said Detective Aaron Bober of the Sheffield Village Police Department.

There were also similarities in how the robbery was committed, Bober said.

These are the only bank robberies Nichta has been linked to, but the investigation is continuing, FBI Special Agent Kimberly Schwarting said.

Contact this reporter at assoceditor@westlifenews.com or 440-871-5797.

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