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This man is suspected of robbing the PNC Bank branch at 5610 Coventry Lane this morning, Fort Wayne police said.

Southwest PNC branch robbed

FORT WAYNE – Yet another Fort Wayne financial institution has been robbed. On Wednesday morning, it was the PNC Bank at 5610 Coventry Lane.

The robber had on black “swishy” pants with a white stripe along each pant leg, the Fort Wayne Police Department said in a statement.

He entered the bank on the city’s southwest side shortly before 9:40 a.m. and gave the teller a note demanding cash, police said.

He is described as white, 30 to 40 years old, weighing 200 to 250 pounds. Police said the robber had light facial hair with a red tint to it.

In addition to the noisy pants, he was last seen wearing a striped hat, ski goggles with gold tint, a scarf or something similar around his neck and a black puffy coat.

Witnesses told police the man ran west into a nearby neighborhood.

Several employees were in the bank when it was robbed, but there were no customers. No injuries were reported.

A police dog followed a track that ended in the 5100 block of Coventry Lane, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery or who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867, where a cash reward is possible.