Search continues for Latrobe bank robber, accomplice
The search continued on Saturday for the man who robbed the Citizens Bank branch office in Latrobe on Friday, and his accomplice who drove the getaway car, police said.
Latrobe Det. John Sleasman said they have not yet identified the man who robbed the bank at 2841 Ligonier St., at about 11 a.m. The robber, who fled with a bag of money, was described as a white male, wearing a black and gold zip-up jacket.
No one was injured in the robbery at the bank, at Ligonier Street and Route 982.
The money inside the bag was destroyed by a dye pack that exploded when the robber left the bank, Sleasman said. The robber was holding the bag close to his chest when it exploded and the intensity of that explosion would have caused some burning or welts on his chest, Sleasman said. The dust from the explosion would have caused a severe irritation to his eyes, Sleasman said.
The robber left in a getaway car that police described as being a black four-door older model sedan. A witness said they believed that the car, which might have been a BMW or European model, drove in a southerly direction on Route 982 toward Route 30, Sleasman said.
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Westmoreland 911.
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