FBI wants man who tried to rob Pottstown bank
Updated On: Jun 06 2014 03:54:52 PM CDT
Pottstown police and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate an "armed and dangerous" man who tried to rob a bank last weekend.
The man fired shots while attempting to rob the Wells Fargo Bank at 1470 East High Street, Pottstown.
At about 9:15 a.m. Saturday, he entered the bank, displayed a handgun, fired shots, made threats against tellers and customers and demanded money.
He fired several shots into the ceiling and at the bulletproof divider protecting the tellers.
No one was physically injured.
The man eventually fled empty-handed, leaving the west side of the building on foot.
The subject is described as a black male, 20-30 years of age, about six feet tall and weighing 200 pounds.
He wore a dark-colored Phillies baseball cap, a dark-colored zip-up jacket and gloves.
His weapon was a black .380 semi-automatic pistol.
The individual is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the criminal is urged to call the FBI at 215-641-8910 or the Pottstown Police Department at 610-970-6570.
There may be a reward from law enforcement for information leading to the man's capture.
And Wells Fargo Bank is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his identification, arrest and conviction.
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