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Officials release video of Oct. 2 New Stanton bank robbery

Jeff Himler
| Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, 12:06 a.m.

In the hope of generating leads, authorities have released surveillance video footage of an Oct. 2 robbery at the First Commonwealth Bank in New Stanton.

State police said the robber — a man wearing black, seen in the video — entered the bank at 802 S. Center Ave. at about 2 p.m.

The suspect threatened a teller, who complied by turning over an undisclosed amount of money, according to police.

The robber fled south toward RIDC Westmoreland, the industrial park at the site of the former Sony assembly plant in East Huntingdon, police said.

No customers were in the bank at the time, according to a First Commonwealth spokeswoman.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 724-832-3288.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, jhimler@tribweb.com or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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