PNC Bank is offering as much as $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of a man accused of robbing its Bentleyville branch last month, the FBI announced today.
Police said a man armed with a handgun robbed the Washington County bank shortly before 10 a.m. on May 22, within minutes of twin bomb threats that closed two high schools for the day.
Authorities are investigating whether the incidents are related.
"We've got no direct information to indicate there was a link," Southwest Regional police Chief John Hartman said today.
They have leads, he said, emphasizing they are "actively working the case."
Authorities checked high schools in the Bentworth and California Area school districts that day and found no credible threats.
The man is described as being in his 20s or 30s, 5-foot-9 or 5-foot-10 with a thin-to-medium build. Police said he had a beard and mustache and wore a baseball cap under a hoodie and jeans.
The man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash in a dark-colored late-model sedan, possibly a Dodge.
The FBI asked anyone with information to call its Pittsburgh field office at 412-432-4000, the Southwest Regional police at 724-929-8484 or the Pennsylvania State Police in the Belle Vernon barracks at 724-929-6262.
Molly Born: firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-263-1944 and on Twitter: @borntolede.