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Authorities seeking New Kensington bank robber

- New Kensington Police are searching for the man who robbed the First Niagara Bank in Parnassus on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Police said the suspect, shown here on bank surveillance camera footage, is believed to be Anthony Scratchard of New Kensington. A warrant was issued for his arrest on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Submitted
New Kensington Police are searching for the man who robbed the First Niagara Bank in Parnassus on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Police said the suspect, shown here on bank surveillance camera footage, is believed to be Anthony Scratchard of New Kensington. A warrant was issued for his arrest on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Submitted
Eric Felack | Valley News Dispatch - New Kensington Police confer outside the First Niagara Bank on Freeport Street in the Parnassus section of the city after a man robbed the bank on Monday afternoon.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Eric Felack  |  Valley News Dispatch</em></div>New Kensington Police confer outside the First Niagara Bank on Freeport Street in the Parnassus section of the city after a man robbed the bank on Monday afternoon.
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Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, 4:54 p.m.
 

A lone robber took an undisclosed amount of cash from First Niagara Bank, 333 Freeport St., New Kensington, just before 4 p.m. Monday.“He handed a note to a clerk. It demanded money, and it said he had a gun,” police Detective Sgt. Dino DiGiacobbe said.

The robber didn't show a weapon.

No customers were in the bank, and the two clerks were unharmed, police said.

Police said the man left the bank and got inside a dark-colored small car with a hatchback.

He was last seen driving along Freeport Street in a snow squall.

Police described the robber as a bald, white man, maybe in his 40s, who wore a dark police-type jacket.

The man is about 5-foot-7 and 180 to 200 pounds.

Police are working with the FBI and circulating a surveillance photo to area police.

The branch was last robbed in 2008.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-339-7533.

Chuck Biedka is a staff writerfor Trib Total Media. He can be reached at cbiedka@tribweb.com.

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