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Bare-chested robber of Indiana bank sought; $5,000 reward offered

WOLCOTTVILLE, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana State Police have asked for the public’s help and a $5,000 reward has been offered as authorities work to solve a July robbery of a Wolcottville bank.

Just before 3 p.m. July 26, a shirtless male with a moustache and beard walked into the Farmers State Bank, 107 N. Main St. in Wolcottville. He was wearing a dark-colored ball cap and carrying a dark-colored backpack. The man showed what appeared to be a black-colored handgun and demanded money, police said.

He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled northbound on foot before running west down a nearby alley. State police said he was last seen driving from the area in what appeared to be a silver or light blue colored Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Marquis.

Anyone with any information on the incident was asked to call the Indiana State Police Post in Fort Wayne at (260) 432-8661 or Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867. Anonymous calls will be accepted.

An anonymous entity has offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person involved in this robbery, police said.

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Wolcottville is a town of about 1,000 people located about 100 miles northeast of Indianapolis. 

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