The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

August 2, 2013

FNB bank branch robbed

By Joe Pinchot
Herald Staff Writer

FARRELL — An undetermined amount of money was stolen in a robbery at 10:17 a.m. Thursday at the Farrell branch of First National Bank, Southwest Mercer County Regional police said.

No one was injured and no weapon was shown, police said.

The robber was described as a black man, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a husky build and medium dark complexion. The man wore dark pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses. The hoodie drawstring was over his nose, pulling part of the hoodie over his face from the lips down, police said.

The man gave the teller a note saying this was a robbery and he requested 15 $100 bills, police said. After getting the money, the man ran westward from the bank at 1030 Indiana Ave.

No mention or implication of a gun was made, and the man kept his hands in his sleeves, police said.

The bank was closed for the rest of the day. A sign on the front door said the office was temporarily closed, apologized for the inconvenience and directed customers go to another FNB location.

A bank spokesman said the welfare and safety of employees and customers is its top priority, and directed further questions to the police.

The spokesman said the branch would reopen for business today.

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department provided a dog to try to track the man, but was unable to, police said.

Sharon police responded to the initial call and helped try to find the suspect. The FBI has offered to assist, police said.