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July 4, 2013

Police probing bank robbery

NEW CASTLE — Union Township police are investigating an armed robbery at First Commonwealth Bank in Union Square Plaza.

A white male, believed to be in his mid to late 20s, held up the bank a little before 6 p.m. Tuesday with what was described as a semi-automatic handgun, police said. He got away with an unknown amount of money.

He was last seen driving a black Nissan Altima, entering the ramp to Route 422 east. Police said it is not known whether he continued on Route 422 or got on Interstate 376.

Witnesses obtained the license plate number, but it was later determined the plate had been stolen.

The man was wearing a nylon stocking over his face, a black sweatshirt with an orange shirt underneath, blue jeans and black work boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Union Township police at (724) 652-5203.

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