Bank Robbery Investigation, 2601 Lwr. Huntington Rd., CHASE Bank, Dec. 6, 2012
For Release: December 06, 2012
Contact: Office of Public Information, 260 427-1343
Bank Robbery Investigation
Date/Time: December 06, 2012 /11:19 a.m.
Location: 2601 Lower Huntington Road
Victim: CHASE Bank
Fort Wayne, Ind. - On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at approximately 11:19 am the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to CHASE Bank at 2601 Lower Huntington Road reference a report of a bank robbery. Witnessess reported that a male subject entered the bank, approached a teller and presented a note that demanded money and threatened harm. The perpetrator fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. He reportedly fled on foot eastbound from the bank.
There were bank customers present when the incident ocurred. No weapons were observed, and there were no injuries reported at the scene. A canine unit tracked east from the bank, across Bluffton Road and through a nearby car wash lot. The track terminated there and it is believed that the suspect may have then fled in a waiting get-away vehicle.
Crime Scene Technicians processed the scene for potential evidence, and detectives continue to interview witnesses.
Suspect Description: male/black, 5'10" - 6', described as having a thin build; last seen wearing a green-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a blue and white hat with ear flaps.
Investigators have obtained still-images captured via bank surveillance and are hopeful that someone will recognize the robbery suspect. Anyone knowing the identity or whereabouts of the suspect in the attached images is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department, or Crime Stoppers at 260 436-STOP (7867) where a cash reward is possible for information received.
This incident remains under investigation by the Northeast Indiana Bank Robbery Task Force. This task force is composed of investigators with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Sheriff Department, Indiana State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
City of Fort Wayne Police Department