Sovereign Bank robbed in Kutztown

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Published: Jul 11 2013 03:14:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 11 2013 06:10:46 PM EDT
Kutztown bank surveillance

Police are on the hunt for a man who robbed a bank in Berks County.

The holdup happened Thursday afternoon at the Sovereign Bank on Constitution Boulevard in Kutztown.

The robber handed a teller a note demanding money, said police, adding that he then grabbed an undetermined amount of cash and ran out of the bank and into a wooded area across the street.

Police cordoned off the bank with crime scene tape while a K9 officer tried to pick up the robber's scent.

The robber was described as a white man who stood about 5 feet, 6 inches tall with glasses and a goatee. He was wearing a blue bandanna.

Anyone with information about the holdup is asked to call Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913 or the Kutztown Police Department at 610-683-3545. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.