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UPDATE: Poland bank robbed

Friday, November 23, 2007

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 preliminary investigation, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton released details about a 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 provided information that the vehicle was a dark green color.

Officials from the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police, including a Crime Scene Lab Technician, were on the scene shortly after the alarm went off at the bank before 3 p.m.

The suspect did not show a weapon during the robbery.

Heaton confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was contacted and are expected to be a part of the investigation.

No one was injured during the robbery at the rural bank, which 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.

The investigation is ongoing, and The Brazil Times will provide further updates as they become available.

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