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Clearwater police looking for gunman who robbed PNC Bank

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.

Clearwater police looking for gunman who robbed PNC Bank 05/26/12 [Last modified: Saturday, May 26, 2012 6:30pm]
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