Bank robber steals $12,000 near School of Dentistry

Police responded to an armed robbery at the PNC Bank Westmoreland Branch on Broad St. across from the School of Dentistry on Wednesday afternoon.

Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said that the suspect stole $12,000 from the bank, located on the 3200 block of N. Broad St. He fled south on Broad Street in the direction of W. Allegheny Ave., Leone added.

A TU Alert was sent out about the incident at around 2:50 p.m.

Leone described the suspect as a black male who is around 5 feet 9 inches tall and 215 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and light blue jeans with a white t-shirt covering his head.

The FBI will take the lead in the investigation, Leone said.

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