Police search for man who robbed Downtown Pittsburgh bank


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Pittsburgh police are searching for a man who robbed a Downtown bank this morning.

Officers from the city’s Zone 2 station in the Hill District were called to the Citizens Bank in the 500 block of William Penn Place about 10:30 a.m.

A witness told police that a man handed a teller a note demanding money and “made reference” to a gun, then requested $50s and $20s, according to a news release from police spokeswoman Diane Richard. An employee gave him some cash and the robber left through the Oliver Avenue side door, Ms. Richard said.

Police described the suspect as a black man who is about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, wore a gray puffy coat, gray cap and black framed glasses. He walked with a limp, police said.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the bureau’s robbery squad at 412-323-7151. Callers can remain anonymous.


Liz Navratil: lnavratil@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1438 or on Twitter @LizNavratil.

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