New Wilmington's Huntington Bank robbed
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 08:01
Locked doors and a sign hinting to a bank robbery greeted customers at Huntington Bank in New Wilmington on Tuesday afternoon.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- New Wilmington police, Pennsylvania state police and the FBI are working together to apprehend a bank robber and a possible person-of-interest in connection with a holdup at the New Wilmington branch of the Huntington Bank on Market St. on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the robbery occurred around 3 o'clock, a busy time in town with busses departing the local schools.
Borough police chief Carmen Piccirillo says a male suspect wearing a black baseball cap and black sweatshirt in his 30s entered the bank and told a teller he had a gun. He ordered her to give him all her money. The teller complied, despite the suspect never producing a weapon. The chief explained investigators never reveal the amount of money involved in a bank robbery. He did say police followed up on the possibility the suspect may have escaped the scene in a car pulled over in a traffic stop near the time of the robbery.
Piccirillo says there were no injuries. Police searched roads in and around New Wilmington immediately after the robbery. No word yet on any connection between this robbery and one last week at Mercer County State Bank in Fredonia.
State police and the FBI are working with New Wilmington police in the investigation.