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November 18, 2011

Running bank robber makes off with cash

By Francis Scarcella and Rick Dandes

The Daily Item

SHAMOKIN DAM -- An unshaven 20-something man who threatened he had a gun ran off with an undetermined amount of cash after robbing a Routes 11-15 bank at midafternoon Friday.

The white man fled south toward Monroe Marketplace after the 3:45 p.m. robbery at First National Bank.

Tim Bremigen, on his first day Friday as Shamokin Dam police chief, said the man entered the bank and demanded money from tellers. He said he had a gun, but did not reveal it.

Witnesses told Bremigen the robber was wearing a navy blue sweat shirt, navy blue baggy pants, white gloves, dark glasses and a white hat with a red letter "S" on it. He carried a dark backpack. Bremigen said the robber is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs between 200 and 220 pounds.

"We are doing everything we can at this point and we will continue to pursue all leads," Bremigen said.

The bank was temporarily closed after the robbery. Tellers and workers declined to comment when they finally left the building around 6:30 p.m.

Bremigen became chief Friday after the retirement of Robert Lockcuff.

Selinsgrove, Sunbury, Northumberland and Point Township police assisted at the scene, as did state police, the Union County Sheriff's Department, a K-9 unit and a state police helicopter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Shamokin Dam police at 743-2671 or the Snyder County Communications Center at 372-0826.

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