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Police investigate Mount Vernon bank robbery

November 16, 2018

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon, according to a news release.

About 3:55 p.m., a man entered U.S. Bank on South Second Street, approached a teller and demanded money.

No weapon was used and no one was injured. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

Responding officers checked area streets, parking lots and adjacent businesses, but did not locate the suspect.

A Mount Vernon K9 unit attempted to track the suspect, but due to the time of day and amount of foot traffic in the area the search was quickly called off, according to the release.

The bank was temporarily closed while investigators processed the scene. The FBI is assisting investigators.

The suspect is described as being between 20 and 30 years old, with a medium build, dark hair, dark mustache and a beard/goatee.

He was wearing a black hoodie style jacket with a red emblem on the left chest, and round dark-tinted sunglasses.

Anyone with information related to the robbery is encouraged to call police dispatch at 360-428-3211 or the Mount Vernon Police Department at 360-336-6271.

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