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Armed robber strikes again at Farmers Bank, in West Kittanning

| Monday, Oct. 1, 2001

WEST KITTANNING - Police are not certain whether the man who robbed Farmer's Bank in West Kittanning exactly two weeks ago is the same man who robbed thatbank Friday, but descriptions of the suspect are very similar.

West Kittanning Police Chief Fred Quinn said yesterday that a man entered the bank carrying a chrome handgun shortly before 1 p.m. and left with an undetermined amount of cash.

The bank was victimized on Sept. 14, when a suspect used a 7-inch serrated hunting knife to hold up tellers in the building.

Witnesses described the robber yesterday as a white male, 5'8', in his 20's, with brown hair, a high-pitched voice, with bad acne above one of his eyes, according to the state police, who assisted West Kittanning Police in the investigation.

The man was wearing a dark ball cap, tan baggy pants, a brown or green sweater,a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana, police said.

The description is very similar to that of the suspect from the Sept. 14 robbery - with the same height, body build and use of a bandana as a mask - police said, but they said they could not make an exact determination as to whether it was the same man.

Quinn said eyewitnesses told him the suspect fled into the lower parking lot of Kenny B's, a restaurant next door, and left in a dark blue, faded, dirty vehicle, possibly a Chrysler, or Dodge with a lighter top.

He was driving toward Kittanning, according to Quinn.

No one was injured in the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at 724-543-2011 or the West Kittanning Police at 724-548-5105.

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