5/3 Bank robbed at gunpoint near Northgate Mall

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Police say a Northgate bank was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday.

According to authorities, a suspect entered the 5/3rd Bank at 3653 Springdale Road, and set a black handgun on the teller counter, demanding money.

It happened around 4:30 p.m., near to the Northgate Mall in Colerain Township.

Dispatchers say the man fled the scene on foot before police arrived.

A K9 unit was called to track him, but lost the suspect between the nearby McDonald's and Walgreens stores.

Police say he is a black male around 20-years-old. He's described as 5'11'', 175 pounds, with a beard. He was wearing a black zipper hoodie, black sweat pants and black shoes.

He was carrying a duffle bag which he used to put an unknown amount of money in.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Colerain Police at (513) 321-COPS or Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

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