The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

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.

To read stories in their entirety, visit one of these links:

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • foust_25 Teen shot in Oakhurst

    A 16-year-old New Jersey boy was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center on Thursday after being shot three times in the Oakhurst section of Johnstown.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Audit: City overspent by $700G in 2013

    Legacy costs contributed significantly to the city of Johnstown coming up $689,000 short in its core services funding during 2013.

    July 24, 2014

  • Kuzma, jonathan Guilty plea in hammer death

    The Johnstown man who authorities said killed his father with a hammer last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal homicide, authorities said.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • quecreek rescue Events to mark anniversary of Quecreek rescue

    When word spread that nine Quecreek miners were trapped underground in July 2002, Bill Arnold’s dairy farm quickly became the rescue effort’s ground zero.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man charged with running down fire official at accident scene

    A Mineral Point man has been charged with running down a fire police official at Monday’s fatal crash scene on William Avenue in Jackson Township.

    July 25, 2014

  • Tribune Treasure!

    July 25, 2014

  • Huger, Stephen Accused Hornerstown shooter will stand trial

    A Johnstown man will stand trial in connection with a July 12 shooting in the Hornerstown section of the city.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Board names Zahorchak’s successor

    The Greater Johnstown school board at a special meeting Thursday named a superintendent to replace the retiring superintendent, rehired its last business manager and approved other administrative appointments.

    July 24, 2014

  • Pasquerilla, Mark Pasquerilla recognized as arts patron

    First lady Susan Corbett announced Thursday from the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pa., that Mark Pasquerilla of Johnstown has earned the Patron Award from the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ebensburg gets ready to party

    Party down with a shutdown.
    Downtown Shutdown, a street party featuring music and food, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday in downtown Ebensburg.

    July 24, 2014

Poll

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results
House Ads