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Masked man with knife robs Harrisburg bank

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police are investigating a bank robbery involving a masked man with a knife in downtown Harrisburg.

On Wednesday around 10:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to the Fulton Bank on North 3rd Street after receiving report of a robbery that had just occurred.

The tellers told police that a masked man entered the bank through the front door. He went directly to the tellers and demanded that money be placed in his white plastic bag, then he brandished a knife.

Bank employees gave him a small amount of cash, and the robber fled the scene heading north.

No one was harmed.

Witnesses say the robber was a short man, about 5'5" tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a black mask, gloves, black hooded jacket and black pants.

Police believe this incident may be related to another Harrisburg robbery. On Sunday Feb. 24, a masked with a white plastic bag robbed the Metro Bank on North 2nd Street. In that case, the robber did not display a weapon.

Authorities are still investigating. Anyone with information may contact detectives at 717-255-3025 or 717-255-3114.

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