Columbus police searching for fake-dreadlock wearing bank robbery suspect

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say the suspect in the robbery of a PNC bank was wearing fake dreadlocks at the time.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 1:19pm, Tuesday, a man entered the PNC Bank in the 700 block of Neil Avenue and approached the counter.

Police said the man displayed a handgun and demanded money.

The teller complied with the suspect’s demands, and the suspect ran from the bank after receiving an undetermined amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 50s, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a thin build, and was seen wearing fake dreadlocks, a gray shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information on the robbery can call the Columbus Division of Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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