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Police Investigating Robbery At North Atherton Street Bank

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new and corrected details provided by Ferguson Township police.

Ferguson Township police are on the search for a suspect who allegedly robbed a North Atherton Street bank on Wednesday afternoon.

Police responded at about 3:50 p.m. to a reported robbery at PNC Bank, 1408 N. Atherton Street

The suspect, who police described as a white male between 5’9″ and 6’1″, presented a note and demanded cash from bank staff. [Editor’s note: Police originally reported the suspect was carrying a handgun and described the incident as an armed robbery but later said in an update at 6:30 p.m. that no weapon was displayed.]

No one was injured during the incident but the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police released surveillance images on Wednesday evening:

The suspect fled the area on a black mountain back heading toward downtown State College, police said on Wednesday night.

He was wearing a red baseball cap, green neck gator, gloves, a dark zip jacket, and khaki pants.

The search for the suspect is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ferguson Township Police Department at 1-800-479-0050 or 1-800-479-0050, by email at [email protected], or by submitting an anonymous tip online.

Officers from Patton Township, State College, Penn State, and state police at Rockview assisted in searching the area.

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