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Robber with note unsuccessful in bank-branch heist

December 18, 2018

A bank robber was unsuccessful at his attempt to rob the Chase Bank branch on East Pettit Avenue this morning, Fort Wayne police said.

At about 10:55 a.m., police said, a man entered the branch at 204 E. Pettit, approached a teller and produced a handwritten note demanding cash, police said in a statement. It said the note also indicated that he was armed with a handgun.

The suspect did not get cash and was last seen running south from the bank, police said.

They said he was 5-feet-6 to 5-feet-8 inches tall, 180 pounds, and was wearing a black jacket with hood and tan pants.

The attempted robbery remains under investigation by city police and the Bank Robbery Task Force.

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