PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police and the FBI are looking for a suspect who claimed to have a bomb during two bank robberies this afternoon, one in the city and the other in Penn Hills.
The first robbery happened around 1 p.m. at the First Commonwealth Bank in the 5200-block of Butler Street in Lawrenceville.
The suspect demanded money from the tellers and claimed to have a bomb.
Police questioned one person at the scene there and let them go.
Then, about an hour later at 2 p.m. in Penn Hills, officials say the PNC Bank on Rodi Road was robbed.
The suspect fled on foot to the area of Jefferson Road.
A resident in the area reported seeing a dye pack detonate.
According to the FBI, the suspect also claimed to have a bomb at the second incident.
The suspect is described as an African-American male in his mid-20s with a thin build and a light beard. He’s about six-foot-two.
He was last seen wearing a red knit cap with a Steelers logo on the front, as well as thick, dark-rimmed glasses, black Air Jordan sneakers and a black jacket with a red stripe on each sleeve.
The FBI says this suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on the robberies or suspect’s identity is urged to call the FBI at 412-432-4000.
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