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No one was hurt when the Poland branch of the First Financial Bank was robbed Friday afternoon
POLAND -- Law enforcement officials are searching for a suspect believed to be involved in a robbery at the Poland branch of the First Financial Bank Friday afternoon.

Although details are sketchy due to the early investigation, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton released details about a preliminary description of the suspect.

"We're looking for a white male, approximately six-feet tall, wearing sunglasses, baggy cargo pants, a Carhart style jacket and a baseball cap," Heaton said outside the bank located on Main Street. "It is undetermined how much cash has been taken at this time."

Although it is unclear at this time what type of vehicle the suspect is traveling in, Heaton said several witnesses have provided information that the vehicle was a dark green color.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Officials from the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police, including a Crime Scene Lab Technician, are on the scene. Heaton confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been contacted and are expected to be on the scene shortly.

The bank is currently closed until further notice.

This is not the first small town banking institution robbed in the Wabash Valley in the past month, or the first attempted bank robbery within Clay County this year.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, a suspect was caught by the Parke County Sheriff's Department within 10 minutes of presenting a threatening note to tellers at the Montezuma branch of the First Financial Bank.

On June 7, a locked door stopped a man wearing a ski mask from robbing the Center Point branch of the Riddell National Bank.

Keep watch on www.thebraziltimes.com for further updates as they become available.

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