Rome Township bank robbed

Published 9:25 am Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ROME TOWNSHIP — An undetermined amount of cash was taken in a robbery at a Rome Township bank that law enforcement says resembles last week’s robbery in Scioto County.

At 12:24 p.m. Monday, a call came in to Lawrence County 911 that a robbery had taken place at US Bank near the Lawrence County Fairgrounds, according to Sheriff Jeff Lawless.

“(The man) tried to conduct business with a teller to get a check cashed,” Lawless said. “There was a discrepancy at which point he demanded she give all of her money to him. He had his hands in his pockets and did not pull his hands out of his pocket or did not show a weapon.”

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The man is described as a white male, between the ages of 30 and 40 years old, 5-foot-9, wearing sunglasses, a ball cap and a dark-colored pullover windbreaker. He also had a brown moustache. He left the bank on foot.

“Detectives are on the scene and the FBI was notified,” Lawless said. “It has characteristics of the one in Wheelersburg last week.”

There were three employees in the bank at the time and no other customers.