This article was published on by Tim Hahn on December 28, 2018

A man wearing a knit cap and thick eyeglasses and armed with a handgun ran off with cash on Friday morning in the third robbery of a west Erie Northwest Bank branch in 37 days.

Erie police were reviewing surveillance video and scouring parts of the city for the unknown male suspect on Friday afternoon in the latest robbery of the Northwest Bank branch at 3407 Liberty St., which was reported on Friday at 10:29 a.m., according to Erie County 911.

The suspect, described as a black male possibly in his 30s who had a medium build, walked into the branch, showed a gun to a teller and demanded cash, Erie police Detective Sean Bogart said. The man was given an undisclosed sum of cash and he ran out of the bank and headed north, then east, Bogart said.

The suspect was wearing dark-framed eyeglasses and a knit cap and had what appeared to be dark hair with highlights. He had a gun in one hand and was wearing a glove on the other hand, Bogart said.

No one was reported injured in the robbery.

Customers of the bank walked up to find the doors locked. Others drove through the parking lot where four police cruisers were located, stopping to ask if it was open and whether it had been robbed again.

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