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Courtesy Angola Police Department

Robber sought in Angola heist

A man robbed the Angola Wells Fargo bank Tuesday evening after he gave a teller a note and demanded “all the money” the teller had, according to police.

Around 5:50 p.m., a man entered the bank and spent several minutes at a service desk where the bank keeps paperwork, said Detective Sgt. Tim Crooks of the Angola Police Department.

The suspect then went to a nearby teller window and said he wanted to withdraw money, but when the teller asked for his account number, he instead gave her the robbery note, Crooks said.

The teller gave the robber money, he left the bank and got in a small “fire-engine red” car and drove north on Indiana 127, which is North Wayne Street in Angola, according to Crooks.

Police said the man did not display any weapons or make any threats to bank employees.

Witness statements and video of the robbery showed the man is in his mid-30s, around 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 160 pounds and has facial hair. He wore a white baseball cap, blue jeans and a dark, long-sleeved shirt with a zipper on the front.

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Ashley and Fremont police departments and the Fort Wayne office of the FBI assisted the Angola Police Department with the investigation. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Angola police at 260-655-2121 or Crime Stoppers at 800-600-4258.

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