The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

February 13, 2013

PNC branch robbed again, second time in a month

HERMITAGE — PNC Bank is offering up a $5,000 reward to catch the man behind a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon its Hermitage Crossing branch.

The robbery was reported to Mercer County 911 at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday and Hermitage police responded immediately.

This is the second time the PNC branch at 1055 N. Hermitage Road near Walmart has been robbed this year, although authorities said the robbers appear to be different men.

This time a lone man walked into the bank and displayed a note asking for cash. The teller gave the man money and he walked out of the bank and out of sight “in an easterly direction,” police said.

No weapon was displayed.

Police didn’t say how much cash the man made off with.

He was described as being about 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a brown coat with an attached hood. He wore glasses, had long brown hair and a scruffy beard and was wearing light blue jeans and a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap, police said.

The same bank branch was robbed Jan. 23 in a similar fashion. That robber has not been caught.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-983-6780 during business hours or 724-662-6110 after hours or the FBI at 412-432-4000.

Anonymous information can be provided by text message to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Mercer” and the information.

In addition to the $5,000 PNC is offering as a reward, Mercer County Crime Solvers is offering $1,000 for information that results in an arrest and conviction.

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