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Gunman robs bank of undisclosed sum

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The First Financial Bank on State Road 42 in Poland was the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday morning.
(Indiana State Police photo)
POLAND -- A lone gunman robbed the Poland branch of First Financial Bank of an undisclosed amount of cash Tuesday morning, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported.

At 9:53 a.m., Indiana State Police troopers and Clay County Sheriff's deputies responded to the reported robbery at the bank, located at 8490 E. State Road 42 in Poland.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton was first on the scene at 10:05 a.m., but was unable to locate a suspect.

Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police and Clay County Sheriff's investigators revealed a white male suspect entered the bank, displayed a dark-colored handgun and demanded money from one of two tellers on duty.

The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of currency and fled the bank on foot toward the east.

There were no customers in the bank at the time, and no injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as possibly in his 30s, wearing a khaki baseball cap, sunglasses, blue sweatshirt, blue pants and light-colored tennis shoes. He reportedly wore a light-colored scarf over his face.

There is no vehicle description available.

The lead investigators are ISP Det. Sam Stearley and Clay County Sheriff's Det. Jerry Siddens.

Assisting were the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Owen County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Indiana State Police Putnamville District at 653-4114 or the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 812-446-2535.

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