December 18, 2014

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UPDATE: Armed robbery suspect sought

Sheffield Village police respond to an armed robbery at PNC Bank on North Abbe Road Tuesday afternoon. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Sheffield Village police respond to an armed robbery at PNC Bank on North Abbe Road Tuesday afternoon. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE — Police are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery of PNC Bank.

At about 11 a.m., a male entered the bank, 5320 N. Abbe Road, armed with a gun, according to Sheffield Village police Chief Larry Bliss. There were no customers inside the bank, Bliss said.

The suspect hid his face behind a black mask, and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect hid his face behind a black mask, and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported.

The suspect, described as 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds, was wearing all black, including a black mask and gloves. He ran south on North Abbe Road, Bliss said.

Lorain County Community College issued a security alert shortly after noon advising students and faculty to be cautious.

The FBI and Sheffield Village police are looking for the suspect.

PNC has offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, prosecution and conviction of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call (216) 522-1400 or (440) 949-6155.