March 29, 2016

FBI and Union Township Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance in Identifying Union Township Bank Robber

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Pittsburgh Division and the Union Township Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the unknown male responsible for robbing the First Merit Bank branch located at 2090 W. State Street in New Castle, Pennsylvania 16101 on February 29, 2016, at approximately 1:53 P.M.

The robber entered the bank; produced a small, dark-colored semi-automatic firearm; and demanded money from two separate tellers. The robber gave plastic bags to each teller and instructed them to put the money in to the bags. Once the money was placed in the bags, the robber collected them and exited the bank. The robber was supplied dye packs by bank employees, and witnesses outside the bank observed the dye packs detonate. The robber ran behind a shopping center, where he entered a 2013-2016 black Cadillac sedan with black rims.

The robber is described as follows:

  • Hair: Gray
  • Height: Approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall
  • Build: Medium
  • Age: Approximately 40-50 years old
  • Vehicle: 2013-2016 black Cadillac sedan with black rims.

The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the robber.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery should contact the FBI Pittsburgh Field Office, 24 hours a day, at telephone number (412) 432-4000. Tipsters may remain anonymous.