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Robber Who Shot Way Out Of Bank Still Loose

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Police say this man robbed a Citizens Bank on Main Street and then shot his way out Thursday afternoon.

Police say this man robbed a Citizens Bank on Main Street and then shot his way out Thursday afternoon.

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MALDEN (CBS) – Police are still looking for the man who robbed a Citizens Bank on Main Street and then shot his way out Thursday afternoon.

The man handed a note to the teller and demanded money. On his way out he had problems with a special security door and fired five rounds into it before escaping.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports

No one was hurt, but two schools in the area were placed in lockdown as a precaution.

The robber’s image was captured on surveillance video. He’s black, in his early 20’s, about 5-feet-7-inches tall, medium build and clean shaven. He was wearing gloves, a gray Red Sox hat and a dark overcoat.

It’s not clear how much money he stole.

WBZ Radio’s Karen Twomey reports

He’s also believed to be responsible for recent bank robberies in Reading and Lynnfield.

A cash reward may be available for anyone with information.

Information can be forwarded to Malden Police Detectives at 781-397-7181 or the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force 617-680-4525.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Malden police web site.

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