Man flees after robbing New Stanton bank

October 3, 2018
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State police released this image of a man wanted for allegedly robbing the First Commonwealth Bank in New Stanton on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.

State police at Greensburg are searching for a man who fled Tuesday afternoon after robbing the First Commonwealth Bank in New Stanton.

The man entered the bank at 802 S. Center Ave. around 2 p.m. and threatened a teller, who complied by giving him an undisclosed amount of money, Trooper Steve Limani said.

The robber -- wearing all black -- fled south toward RIDC Westmoreland, the industrial park at the site of the former Sony assembly plant in East Huntingdon, Limani said.

Police declined to reveal the nature of the robber’s threat to the teller.

No customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery, said Kris Levan, a spokeswoman for First Commonealth Bank of Indiana.

“We are abundantly relieved that no one was hurt,” Levan said. “The employees were evacuated quickly.”

The New Stanton branch and automated teller machine will remain closed until the bank is notified that it is safe to use again, Levan said.

The New Stanton fire department blocked off South Center Avenue in both directions during the police investigation.

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