CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. announced that unidentified suspect wanted for Wednesday’s robbery of First Commonwealth Bank in DuBois has been placed at the top of the county’s Most Wanted list.
DuBois City Police responded to the First Commonwealth Bank located at 5 North Main Street in DuBois City shortly after 10 a.m. for a reported robbery in-progress.
A male suspect had entered the bank reporting to have a weapon and demanding money. After bank tellers turned over an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect fled the area on foot.
The man is believed to be white but could be Hispanic. Police also said he had a “noticeable Hispanic accent.” The man is about 35 or 40 years of age, standing about 5 feet, 6 inches tall or 5 feet, 7 inches tall. He is said to weigh about 160 to 170 pounds.
The man could have what was described as a “salt-and-pepper” goatee or might not have shaved in the past few days.
At the time of the robbery he was wearing a dark brown jacket and a Cleveland Browns ball cap. He was also wearing sunglasses, black gloves and dark shoes.
Shaw stated that this type of criminal behavior is unacceptable for Clearfield County and that every effort is being made to identify and arrest the subject. The DuBois City Police Department is vigorously investigating the incident and following up with any leads. Shaw said he has every confidence in the DuBois City Police Department and has been in constant contact with Chief Ron LaRotonda as the case develops.
Shaw asks that anyone with information contact the DuBois City Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office or Clearfield County Crimestoppers. Shaw stated that reports made to Crimestoppers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.