Man wearing bulletproof vest robs Mason PNC Bank at gunpoint


MASON, Ohio -- A man armed who was armed with a handgun and wore a bulletproof vest during a bank robbery Saturday afternoon is on the run from police.

The incident took place at 12:42 p.m. at the PNC Bank at 6310 Tylersville Road in Mason. Police say the suspect, who was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, went up to a bank teller and demanded money.

After he received an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the scene on foot, according to a release from the Mason Police Department.

Investigators believe it's possible the suspect was driving a red pickup truck. They did not indicate a make and model of the vehicle.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 30s, who is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 200 to 220 pounds. He has short brown hair and a trimmed beard at the time of the incident.

Surveillance images show the man wearing a black and white baseball style hat, black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a blue bulletproof vest, according to Mason police.

Images of the suspect are available in the media player above.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Mason police at (513) 229-8560. 

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