Do you know this man? Springfield police look for bank robbery suspect

Springfield Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at a Fifth Third branch Wednesday morning and asking for the public help in identifying the suspect.

The robbery happened about 9:30 a.m. at the Fifth Third Bank location at 20 S. Tuttle Road, according to a report from Springfield Police.

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The suspect is a young black male, possibly in his twenties, who was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants and a red and black Ohio State hat, according to the report. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call Springfield Police at 937-324-7685.

Surveillance photos also show the suspect carrying a green folder as he entered the bank.

According to the report, the suspect asked an employee about opening a new account. After the employee offered to help the suspect, he allegedly handed the employee a green folder with a piece of paper inside it.

“The piece of paper had a handwritten note stating, ‘No alarm will shoot everybody give me the money now,’” the report says.

The report doesn’t specify whether or not employees or other witnesses saw the suspect with a gun or other weapon.

By the time police arrived, the suspect had fled, and officers were unable to find him.

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Springfield Police Sgt. Joe Tedeschi confirmed that the suspect did get money from the bank but didn’t specify the amount.

Bank robberies aren’t common in Springfield, said Tedeschi, who could only recall one other in the past year.

“I don’t believe we have had many,” Tedeschi said.

Police are using the surveillance footage and evidence gathered at the scene to continue their investigation, Tedeschi said.

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