Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Police are on the hunt for a man who robbed a bank Tuesday morning in Fort Wayne.
The robbery happened just after 10:30 a.m. on the city’s northeast side in the Georgetown Shopping Center located at the intersection of State Street and Maplecrest.
A picture of the suspect was captured from the bank’s security cameras. He is described as a black man in his 20s last seen wearing a black hat and black hoodie.
Police say the man walked in, gave an employee a note, threatened to harm those inside, demanded cash and then ran northbound into a nearby apartment complex.
Tuesday’s crime also forced several nearby schools to keep their students inside for some time.
FWPD has seen an increase in robberies this year and police say that's often credited to another robber’s success.
“History has shown that when you see a robbery, and when you see successful robberies, we will see repeated incidents. And that's why it's so important, one, that the technology is there and then making apprehensions, removing those individuals off the street,” said Raquel Foster, Fort Wayne Police Department.
FWPD have had 12 bank robberies so far in 2012 but have only made 3 arrests. Last year they had 5 banks targeted by robbers and 2 arrests were made.
If you know the identity of the suspect, police ask that you call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.
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