Berks

Police following leads in bank robbery

WYOMISSING, Pa. - Police said they are following up on leads in their search for the man who robbed a bank at closing time.

Surveillance cameras caught the holdup at the National Penn Bank at 1100 Berkshire Boulevard in Wyomissing, Berks County, shortly before 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

The robber handed a teller a note that indicated he had a weapon, said police, who noted that no weapon was ever shown. He took cash and walked out of the bank, but dropped some as he left, said Det. George Bell, Wyomissing Police Department.

Police described the robber as a black man in his mid-20s, standing about 5 feet, 5 inches tall. The surveillance images show he was wearing a heavy, black coat, a black baseball cap with a U.S. Army logo on the front, and sunglasses.

The robber drove away from the bank in a white car, possibly a Toyota or Mitsubishi, police said.

If you have any information about the robbery, you can call Crime Alert Berks County toll-free at 877-373-9913. A cash reward of up to $5,000 will be paid for information that leads to an arrest.


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