Whitehall police searching for suspect in bank robbery

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Whitehall police are looking for a man responsible for the armed robbery of a bank yesterday.

Police say that on Wednesday, September 26, at about 1:30pm, an masked suspect with a handgun entered the Huntington Bank at 4550 E. Main Street and jumped over the teller counter.

The suspect ordered the teller to the ground and demanded money. During the robbery, police say that the suspect struck two of the employees with the handgun, causing injuries.

The suspect fled the bank with an undetermined amount of money. Investigators say that the tellers were able to include a dye pack with the money and it exploded as the suspect fled on foot.

Police describe the suspect as a black male that covered his face with a purple or blue bandanna. He was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt with a design on the front, black pants, white gloves and a black hat. He is approximately 6’5″ with a thin build in his mid-twenties.

Video surveillance shows the suspect got into a car as a passenger and fled the area. The suspect vehicle is possibly a 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, light green or gray in color. This vehicle has damage to the passenger front fender and is using a spare “donut” style tire on the passenger front.

Anyone with information about this robbery or the identification or location of this suspect is asked to contact the Whitehall Police at 614-237-6333.

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