CLEARWATER — Police were looking for a man who walked into a Clearwater bank Saturday and forced tellers to the floor at gunpoint before fleeing with a bag full of money.
The unidentified man, who wore all black clothing, walked into PNC Bank at 2498 Gulf to Bay Blvd. about 12:40 p.m., approached a counter and pulled a black scarf over his face, police said. He pulled out a silver handgun, pointed it at the bank tellers and ordered them to get down on the floor.
The man demanded that the cashiers place $20, $50 and $100 bills on the counter, police said. He warned them not to trigger any alarms.
Two cashiers placed money on the counter and the man stuffed the bills into a bag, police said. Before fleeing the bank, he told the cashiers not to answer the phone when it rings.
Officers canvassed surrounding businesses and found a surveillance video of the man running behind the Oriental Super Buffet at 2456 Gulf to Bay Blvd. He appeared to get into a red car parked at Advance Auto Parts next door, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery can call Clearwater police at (727) 562-4422.