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April 16, 2014

Hooded bank robber hands bag to teller

HAVERHILL — Police said a man wearing a baseball cap, hoodie and gloves walked into the Haverhill Bank on Main Street just after 11 a.m. yesterday, handed a bag to a teller and demanded that it be filled with money.

Police responded with several units, but a search of the area failed to find the robber.

Police said that after the thief left the bank with an undetermined amount of cash, he got into a white pickup truck that was last seen heading west on Rosemont Street. Police in surrounding communities were notified to be on the lookout for the truck, an older model with a king cab, possibly a 2000 to 2005. Police did not have a description as to the make of vehicle.

Police Deputy Chief Donald Thompson described the robber as between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 5-feet 8-inches, with a thin build and a light mustache. Thompson said the man was dressed in a black zippered hoodie and a baseball cap with the letter B, possibly a Red Sox cap. The suspect also wore baggy black pants and black gloves.

According to Thompson, a bank manager happened to notice something odd taking place at the teller’s window. Thompson said the manager watched the suspect leave the bank and saw him get into the truck.

Thompson said that as of yesterday afternoon detectives were checking bank surveillance video in hopes of obtaining an image of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 978-373-1212. You can also leave a message on the police anonymous tip line by dialing 978-373-1212 and following the prompts.

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