AUBURN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police, as well as local police in Auburn, are searching for a suspect in a robbery Thursday morning at the Farmers & Merchants State Bank.
Officers were called to the bank, located at 403 Erie Pass, around 10 a.m. When they arrived, they say they discovered that the man had already fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash after handing a note to a teller.
Detectives describe the suspect as a black male in his mid to late 20′s, is 6′3″, wearing a red athletic style jacket and pants, a black ball cap, and a black mask. They say he left in a silver passenger car.
Indiana State Police released the following along with photos from the bank:
Detectives with the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post are currently investigating a late morning bank robbery that occurred today in Auburn.
This morning at approximately 10:13am, officers from the Auburn Police Department responded to a bank alarm at the Farmers & Merchant Bank located at 403 Erie Pass, Auburn. Upon arrival officers discovered that a bank robbery had occurred, however the suspect had already fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash obtained during the robbery.
The suspect was described as:
black male in his mid to late 20’s, approximately 6ft 3in, thin build
wearing a red athletic style jacket and pants, black ball cap, black mask
driving a silver passenger car
The suspect is reported to have handed a note to a teller advising that he was armed and demanded money, however a weapon was not displayed. After fleeing the building, the suspect is believed to have left the area in a silver passenger car (make/model unknown) heading westbound on Erie Pass. There were no injuries reported in this incident, however this suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
This is an ongoing investigation. There is no further information to release at this time, however, detectives are requesting public assistance in identifying this suspect.
Anyone that may have information that may help with their investigation, please contact the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post @ (260)432-8661 (option 8) and ask for Detective(s) Jake Quick or Clint Hetrick.