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Bank Robbery at West 12th and Pittsburgh

Police stopped a car and made an arrest only minutes after responding to the alarm.
July 28, 2014 - For the 13th time this year, Erie Police were called to a bank robbery.

But this time, within less than a half an hour, the suspect was in police custody.

Erie Police were called to the Huntington Bank on West 12th Street around 1:30pm this afternoon for reports of a bank robbery.

According to police, the 27-year-old East Springfield man showed a note referencing a gun, demanding money.

However, no one saw a gun.

He was given money along with a dye pack that reportedly exploded when he left the bank.

The description of his silver Pontiac led police to arrest him in Millcreek off of West 32nd Street on Berkeley Road.

According to Chief Randy Bowers, this robbery appears to have been a desperate act stemming from a heroin addiction.

Out of the 13 robberies in the city, Chief Bowers says there is only one that remains unsolved.

No name has been released on today’s bank robber.
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