The bomb squad was called to a Liberty Street bank and now Erie Police are searching for a robbery suspect.
We were at the Northwest Savings Bank in the 3400 block of Liberty Street, where yet another bank robbery took place this morning. It’s the second at this bank in less than a month.
Shortly after 10am, Erie Police received a report of a bank robbery. The suspect demanded money from the teller and left behind a package which, he said, was an explosive. That’s when authorities called the bomb squad to the scene.
Bank officials followed protocol and evacuated the building. After about an hour, police crews determined the package was not an explosive.
Police say one teller did get a good look at the suspect and they’re trying to track down his location.
The suspect left from the bank on foot, but authorities are not sure if he had a vehicle waiting.
The bank is expected to reopen this afternoon.
Here is the photo of the suspect from the robbery at this location on November 21st: