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READING, Pa. - Police are on the hunt for a man who reportedly got away with thousands of dollars from a bank in Reading.

The holdup happened shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Citizens Bank at North 9th and Spring streets in Reading.

Initial reports from the scene were that the robber, dressed in a rust-colored sweatsuit with matching cap, handed a teller a note demanding cash. He reportedly fled with $3,500.

The robber was described as a light-skinned man with scruffy facial hair. He stood about six feet tall with a thin to medium build.

Anyone with information about the holdup is asked to call Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. The crime stoppers group is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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