Man robs bank claiming he had a bomb in his possession

Staff report

NEW CASTLE, PA.

A First National Bank in Lawrence County was robbed shortly before noon Monday.

The robber entered the bank and demanded money after placing a device he claimed was an explosive on the counter and threatened to detonate it, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police. The bank is at 2353 Harlansburg Road in Hickory Township.

The man fled on foot with cash. Allegheny County Police Department bomb technicians came to the scene and determined the device was not a bomb.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing a dark-colored suit coat, dress pants and a dark baseball cap with a Cleveland Indians logo. He also was described as tall with a medium build. He attempted to conceal his face by placing stockings over it, according to the report.

Anyone with information is asked to called the state police in New Castle at 724-598-2211.


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