State police searching for man who robbed local bank, got away on bicycle

Police searching for man who robbed local bank, got away on bicycle

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Hempfield Township Wednesday morning and took off on a bicycle.

The robbery was reported just before 9:30 a.m. at the cfsbank on Walton Tea Room Road.

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Police said the man claimed to have a weapon as he demanded money. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to investigators.

The bike the man used to flee from the bank was found by police along Walton Tea Room Road. The man has not yet been located.

State police also believe the suspect may have eventually ended up in a car after he ditched his bike.

Channel 11's Joe Arena learned from state police that there is another man involved in the robbery who used an SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to call PSP at 724-832-3288.

Hempfield Area High School was put on lockdown because of the search, Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE reported.