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Pittsburgh police seek help identifying suspect in Downtown bank robbery

Megan Guza
| Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
Pittsburgh police are seeking help identifying a man suspected of robbing Northwest Bank on Smithfield Street in Downtown Monday, March 12, 2018.
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Pittsburgh police are seeking help identifying a man suspected of robbing Northwest Bank on Smithfield Street in Downtown Monday, March 12, 2018.
Pittsburgh police are seeking help identifying a man suspected of robbing Northwest Bank on Smithfield Street in Downtown Monday, March 12, 2018.
Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh police are seeking help identifying a man suspected of robbing Northwest Bank on Smithfield Street in Downtown Monday, March 12, 2018.
Pittsburgh police are seeking help identifying a man suspected of robbing Northwest Bank on Smithfield Street in Downtown Monday, March 12, 2018.
Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh police are seeking help identifying a man suspected of robbing Northwest Bank on Smithfield Street in Downtown Monday, March 12, 2018.

Pittsburgh police are seeking help to identify a man who robbed a Downtown bank Monday afternoon.

The robbery happened just after 3:40 p.m. at the Northwest Bank on Smithfield Street, according to Public Safety spokeswoman Alicia George.

Police said a man walked into the bank and handed the teller a note that demanded money. The note also indicated the suspect had a gun, but no firearm was seen.

The suspect took off with an undisclosed amount of cash, George said.

Police described the suspect as about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and between 30 and 40 years old. He was wearing dark sunglasses, a dark winter hat, no gloves and a two-toned zippered gray jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsburgh robbery detectives at 412-323-7161.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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