Sunday, January 16, 2011

Suspects sought in Oakland bank robbery

Police are looking for two robbery suspects who they said walked into a Northwest Savings Bank in Oakland Saturday afternoon armed with semi-automatic guns and fled with an undetermined amount of cash. According to city police, two men wearing masks entered the bank at 211 N. Craig St. shortly after noon, demanded money from the tellers and left the bank with the cash. They ran behind Little Nipper's Pizzeria, at 216 N. Craig, where they climbed a fence and got into a tan or cream-colored Cadillac, which fled the scene, police said. A gun and an exploded dye pack were found behind the pizzeria, police said. Police described one of the suspects as about 30 years old, 5-foot-8, weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a blue sweatshirt, dark hoodie and a dark blue mask, police said. The second suspect is 30 years old, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, with a stocky build. He was wearing a dark blue jacket, a brown mask and a black tossel cap. Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsburgh police at 412-323-7151. Callers may remain anonymous.
- Elwin Green