Rome Township bank robbed at gunpoint

Published 10:52 am Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Suspect fled in 2000 model sedan with unknown amount of money

ROME TOWNSHIP — Lawrence County Sheriff’s investigators are looking at surveillance tapes following a bank robbery at U.S. Bank across from the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

The incident occurred at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

“A male subject entered the bank wearing gloves and a ski mask and sunglasses,” Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said. “He pointed a hand gun at a teller and demanded money.”

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He then fled the bank with an undetermined amount of cash to a 2000 mid size 4-door tan or silver sedan that was parked outside.

There were two customers in the bank along with employees. No one was hurt, Lawless said

The suspect is described as a white male, 6-feet tall with a thin build.

“We are following up on leads now,” Lawless said.