PNC Bank – 2/26/18 – Columbus

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Robbery Date/Time: 2/26/18 10:10 am
Location: PNC Bank
Address: 2385 S. Hamilton Rd.
City: Columbus
State: OH
Zip: 43232
Lead Investigator/Agency: Det. Jason Wood / Columbus PD
Phone Number: 614-645-4665

On February 26, 2018, at approximately 10:10 am, an unknown suspect entered the PNC Bank located at 2385 S. Hamilton Rd. The suspect approached the teller counter and presented a threatening note that demanded money. The victim teller complied with the demand and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money. The suspect fled the bank on foot. The suspect was described as a male black 25-30, approximately 6′, average build, wearing a dark color ball cap, a red jacket with a black t-shirt underneath, camouflage pants and tan boots. Update – the robber has been identified as John James Watkins.

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