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Bank Robbery Investigation, PNC Bank, 5610 Coventry Lane, Dec.12, 2012

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For Release: December 12, 2012

Contact: 260 427-1343

Office of Public Information

City of Fort Wayne Police Department


Bank Robbery Investigation


Date/Time:        December 12, 2012 / 9:40 AM

Location:          5610 Coventry Lane

Victim:              PNC Bank

Loss:                Undisclosed Cash Loss


Fort Wayne, Ind - On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at approximately 9:40 a.m. the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the PNC Bank at 5610 Coventry Lane reference a report of a bank robbery.  Witnesses reported that a male subject entered the bank and approached the counter with a note demanding cash from the teller.  The perpetrator fled through the front door of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Witnesses reported that the perpetrator fled westbound into a nearby residential area.  There were no customers inside the bank when the incident occurred, but there were several bank employees.  There were no injuries reported at the scene.


A canine unit tracked westbound from the bank and terminated in the 5100 block of Coventry Lane.  Crime Scene Technicians remain at the scene at this time processing the scene for potential evidence, and members of the Northeast Indiana Bank Robbery Task Force are presently interviewing witnesses.


The perpetrator is described as a male/white, thirty- to forty- years of age, weighing 200 to 250 pounds, with light facial hair described as having a red tint to it.  The perpetrator was last seen wearing a striped hat, ski goggles with gold tint, something (possibly a scarf) around his neck, a black puffy coat, and black swishy pants with a white stripe along each pant leg.


Investigators have obtained still-images captured via bank surveillance and are hopeful that someone will recognize the robbery suspect.  Anyone knowing the identity of the suspect 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.


Raquel Foster, Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department




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