Kettering police investigate Wesbanco robbery

Kettering PD release photo of WesBanco robber

Officer Ron Roberts, Kettering police public information officer, also asked people who believe they have information about the robber to also call the department for Detective Mason at 296-2583.

UPDATE @ 4:28 p.m.: Police are asking the public for help in identifying the man who robbed the WesBanco branch in the 2200 block of South Smithville Road of an undetermined amount of cash.

Officer Ron Roberts, Kettering Police Department public information officer, said investigators are working with bank officials to disseminate a photograph of the robber from surveillance videotape.

The robber, believed to be about 5-foot-8 and of medium build, was wearing a Carhartt style jacket, gray hoodie, ball cap and light blue denim jeans when he entered the building about 3:30 p.m. He also had facial hair was wearing sunglasses, Roberts said.

No weapon was shown and no one was injured, the officer said.

The robber escaped on foot, headed south from the branch toward Cardinal Fitness, in the Shoppes at Kettering Pointe.

If you saw anyone running from the bank or a vehicle leaving the area at high speed, Roberts said, you are asked to call Kettering police at 296-2555.

UPDATE @ 4 p.m.: Police said a white male walked into the bank and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Scanner traffic indicated the robber has gray hair, a goatee, is slightly heavy and wore dark glasses.

FIRST REPORT

Police in Kettering are responding to a reported robbery at WesBanco, 2200 S. Smithville Road.

Scanner traffic indicated police were setting up a perimeter in the area in an effort to catch the robber.

We’re en route to the scene and will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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