Man robs local KeyBank branch

January 17, 2013

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NEW — 4:20 p.m. Jan. 17, 2013

ContributedThis unidentified man is suspected of robbing Newcastle's KeyBank at 2:36 p.m. Jan. 16.

This unidentified man is suspected of robbing Newcastle’s KeyBank at 2:36 p.m. Jan. 16.

The Newcastle branch of KeyBank was robbed at about 2:30 p.m. Jan. 16, according to a statement from Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine.

The suspect robbed the bank branch at 6917 Coal Creek Parkway S.E.

He is described as a 5-foot, 5-inch to 5-foot, 7-inch, 180-pound black man in his 30s or 40s.

The suspect was armed, though no shots were fired, Irvine said.

Further details of how the robbery took place could not be released at this time, including how much money was taken from the bank, Irvine said.

Residents who many have seen the man in the Newcastle area in the early afternoon are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

There is a $1,000 reward for any tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Tips will remain anonymous.

Residents who see suspicious activity can call 911 or the Newcastle Police Department’s nonemergency dispatch number, 206-296-3311, for an officer to respond.

The Crime Stoppers flier is posted on the city’s website here.

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