Man says he has a bomb during bank robbery

PNC Bank Robber (Source Cincinnati Police)
PNC Bank Robber (Source Cincinnati Police)
PNC Bank Robber (Source Cincinnati Police)
PNC Bank Robber (Source Cincinnati Police)

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

WEST END, OH (FOX19) - Police are looking for a man who they say robbed a bank Wednesday afternoon and make have committed the crime before.

At 3:15 p.m., police say a man entered the PNC Bank at the 1000 block of Linn Street. The man placed a cardboard box on the counter at the teller's window saying, " There is a bomb in the box", and demanded the teller give him money. After receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the robber fled the scene heading in an eastern direction toward Derrick Turnbow Avenue.

A Cincinnati Police Explosive Ordinance Detection (EOD) Canine unit was called to the bank to inspect the box. It did not have any explosive device or material.

Police are looking for a black male mid to late 40's and stands 5 feet and 8 inches tall, and weighs 160-170 pounds. The suspect was covering his face with a white wash cloth and was wearing a grey hooded sweat suit jacket that zipped in the front, dark colored pants, white and black gloves.

He left the bank carrying a brown plastic bag.

Police believe this is the same person who robbed the Cincinnati Central Credit union on November 27.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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