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Key Bank in Plum robbed Monday

Chuck Biedka
| Monday, June 19, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Plum police believe this bank surveillance photo shows Michael Moschetti, 39, of Jeannette. A warrant for his arrest for robbing the Key Bank in Plum on June 19, 2017, has been issued.
Plum police believe this bank surveillance photo shows Michael Moschetti, 39, of Jeannette. A warrant for his arrest for robbing the Key Bank in Plum on June 19, 2017, has been issued.

A man used a note to rob the Key Bank along Route 286 in Plum Borough at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, police and the FBI said.

The white man didn't wear a mask or other facial covering.

“He didn't display a weapon. He passed a note to the teller and said essentially to hand over money,” said Plum police Chief Jeff Armstrong.

Customers and tellers were in the bank at the time. No one was injured.

The robber left in an unknown direction.

Authorities said the robber is about 160 to 170 pounds and about 6 feet tall.

He had a dark goatee.

The robber wore a dark ball cap, white athletic shorts, a dark blue hooded sweatshirt.

The robber has a tattoo on right side of his neck and wore a golden earring.

Police believe the robber may be in his 20s or early 30s.

The FBI and police released a clear photo of the man.

Police don't know if the man walked to an escape car parked blocks away or if the robber had an accomplice who drove him away.

To find out how he left, the FBI and police are looking at surveillance video from nearby businesses.

Armstrong said Monday's robbery didn't involve the man who robbed another Plum bank about three months ago.

The Key Bank is at the opposite side of town from the March 7 robbery of the S&T Bank along Hulton Road at Route 909.

In that robbery at about 2:20 p.m., a masked man holding a handgun demanded cash.

He too left in an unknown direction.

The man in the March robbery was a thin white man, weighing about 160 to 170 pounds, and is 5 feet 6 inches tall.

He wore a black ski mask, which covered the lower half of his face; gloves; a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and blue jeans.

He carried a silver handgun.

Anyone with information about Monday's robbery or the March robbery are asked to call the FBI at 412-432-4000. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711 or or on Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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