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March 11, 2013

Bank robbery suspect sought

EBENSBURG — Ebensburg Borough police are looking for an armed robber who held up the First National Bank at 111 W. High St. just before 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Ebensburg police Chief Terry Wyland said a white male, brandishing a knife and pointing a revolver to the floor, ordered six customers plus employees to the floor.

The suspect approached three tellers while holding a blue gift bag with a yellow handle, and demanded money, Wyland said.

The robber fled on foot toward West Sample Street with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said..

Because the bank is in proximity to Central Cambria, Bishop Carroll and Holy Name schools, police asked the three to go to lockdown mode as a safety precaution, Wyland said.

There were no incidents.

Police are reviewing surveillance film from the bank and area businesses to learn more about the robber, he said.

The suspect was described

5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing 220 to 250 pounds.

He was wearing a black hat bearing a band, black-rimmed eyeglasses, a gray scarf over his mouth, a brown jacket and blue jeans.

Helping Ebensburg police to investigate and search for the robber were the FBI, state police and police from Adams, Summerhill, Croyle, Cambria, Jackson and Cresson townships and Gallitzin and Cresson boroughs.

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