Police seek suspects in White Oak bank robbery

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Two masked men forced customers and employees of a White Oak bank to lie on the floor while they robbed the branch at gunpoint this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Still photos from surveillance video taken inside the Huntington Bank branch in the 1900 block of Lincoln Way show one suspect entering the bank as he grabs a customer from behind and then brandishing a handgun at a teller.

Both suspects wore white coveralls and black ski masks. The armed one also had on a neon yellow reflective vest.

The robbery occurred around 9:48 a.m.

FBI spokeswoman Kelly Kochamba said one of the men vaulted the counter to get the money.

Huntington Bank is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robbers.

The armed suspect is described as white, around 5 feet 9 inches tall, thin to medium build, with dark shoes. He had a dark handgun.

The other suspect is around 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium build, with blue jeans, a dark, navy jacket and a nylon reusable shopping bag. The FBI did not provide information about his race.

Bank spokesman William Eiler said both men wore work boots.

They fled in a four-door silver sedan.

An Allegheny County 911 dispatch supervisor this morning said a dye pack exploded, prompting the robbers to discard the cash. But neither Mr. Eiler nor the FBI were able to confirm that information.

Anyone with information can call the FBI at (412) 432-4000 or White Oak police at (412) 672-9727.

First Published March 31, 2014 11:52 AM


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