Urbana police were on the scene Thursday morning to investigate an armed robbery that occurred at The Peoples Savings Bank, 618 Scioto St., just after 9 a.m.
Investigators processed the scene and spoke with witnesses and victims inside the bank. No one was injured, according to a statement from Urbana Police Chief Matthew Lingrell.
After brandishing a handgun inside the bank, the robber fled the scene on foot with an undetermined amount of money.
Police issued the following description of the robber:
– White male
– 5-feet, 10 inches tall
– 175 pounds
– Age is in his middle 30’s to 40’s
Clothing worn was light colored knee-length shorts, dark colored shirt, dark colored baseball cap with a green insignia on it and a tattoo on back of the robber’s left leg.
Police released still photos of the robber from surveillance cameras on Thursday morning, asking for the public to help to identify him.
Police are asking if anyone saw anything suspicious that may be related to this robbery to notify them at the UPD Crime Tip Line Number: 937-652-4357.
The bank closed after the robbery. A sign on the front door said it was closed temporarily until further notice.
Peoples’ President and CEO Brian Nicol posted this statement to the bank’s social media page on Thursday afternoon:
“Unfortunately, today the bank experienced what we all hope never happens, our branch office was robbed. Thankfully no one was hurt and everyone is fine, but still processing what took place. We wish to thank the UPD for their quick response and professionalism in handling the investigation and hopefully, they will find this person, arrest and convict them. The staff did exactly what they were trained to do, and we are extremely grateful that no one got hurt. Please keep our branch staff in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to do their wonderful job of serving our valued customers and dealing with the stress of what events happened to them today. I, as well as the rest of the staff of PSB, are extremely proud of them and wish them a full recovery from today’s emotional event!”
Info from Urbana Police Division.