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"Robin Hood Bandit" hands out stolen money on Columbus streets

Surveillance footage of "Robin Hood Bandit' (Source: Columbus Police Department) Surveillance footage of "Robin Hood Bandit' (Source: Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - A man who robbed a Huntington Bank in Columbus was seen handing the money out to people on the street Monday afternoon.

Monday a man walked into the Huntington Bank on High Street in Columbus and gave a note to the teller demanding money. After the teller hesitated, the man revealed a semi-automatic pistol tucked in his waist. The teller gave the man money, and left the bank.

Further down the street, the man ran into a mother and a daughter and gave them each a $100 bill. The stunned mother asked, "Is this real?"

"I can assure you it is," the man replied as he jogged away.

The woman, wondering about the bill's authenticity, went to the Huntington Bank. Once arriving, they saw that the building was locked down, and police were arriving at the scene. After talking to police, the women gave the money back to the bank.

The robber is described as being black male, between 30-40 years old, 5'11", with a thin mustache.

Anyone with any information on the "Robin Hood Bandit" is asked to call Columbus Police Robbery Squad at 614-645-4665.

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