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June 11, 2013

City bank robbed

Gunman remains on the loose

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown police are searching for a gunman wanted in the brazen daytime robbery of a First National Bank branch downtown on Tuesday.

Authorities are looking for a black male wearing a black hoodie who robbed the bank on Walnut Street at 1:10 p.m., city police Chief Craig Foust said.

The robber entered the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money, and the man fled in a stolen pickup truck.

No injuries were reported. At least one customer and several employees were in the bank, Foust said.

Ted Potts said he was sitting in his car outside the bank while his wife was inside making a transaction.

“I saw this guy come running from behind the bank wearing a mask over his face,” Potts said. “I thought maybe he was pulling a joke on someone.

“A couple minutes later he came out with the bag and ran back the same way,” he said. “My wife started running after him.”

The man jumped into the pickup truck and drove off.

The pickup truck was reported stolen in Old Conemaugh Borough just minutes before the bank was robbed.

The truck was recovered a short time later near an abandoned building on William Penn Avenue, a few miles from the bank, Foust said.

It’s unclear if the robber then fled on foot or took off in another vehicle.

City and suburban police are investigating the robbery along with the Safe Streets Task Force, which includes Cambria County investigators and the FBI.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact authorities at 800-281-1680.

 

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