This image taken from surveillance video shows the suspect in a robbery Friday at PNC Bank in Spring Hope.
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This image taken from surveillance video shows the suspect in a robbery Friday at PNC Bank in Spring Hope.

Gunman robs Spring Hope bank

By Tyler Kes
Staff Writer

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The PNC Bank in Spring Hope was robbed Friday, Spring Hope police said.

Police said a white man wearing a black hoodie, gloves and ski mask ran into the bank on East Branch St. at 1:41 p.m. with a black handgun.

The suspect put the money in a black backpack, Spring Hope police Sgt. Allen Procter said.

The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, Procter said.

Four employees and one customer were in the building at the time of the robbery, but no one was hurt, only shocked, Proctor said.

The suspect fled on foot behind the bank and no vehicles were spotted at the scene, Proctor said.

“He just stole the cash and left out the door,” Proctor said.

Police said thay are still gathering information on the suspect.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect should call Proctor or Police Chief Tim Denton at 478-5197.SClB