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Shots Fired During Pottstown Bank Robbery Attempt

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(Surveillance provided by Pottstown Police)

(Surveillance provided by Pottstown Police)

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POTTSTOWN, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Authorities say a man tried to rob a bank in Pottstown, Montgomery County Saturday morning and fired shots at the tellers before fleeing empty-handed.

The FBI says the man tried to rob a Wells Fargo branch located at 1470 East High Street at 9:15 a.m.

The agency and police say he showed tellers a handgun and demanded money. They say he fired into the ceiling and at the bulletproof divider in front of the tellers. No one was hurt.

(Credit: Pottstown Police)

(Credit: Pottstown Police)

Authorities are seeking the robber, described as about 6 feet, 200 pounds, black and 20 to 30 years old. He was wearing a dark ball cap with the letter ‘P’ on it, dark clothes and gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (215) 641-8910 or Pottstown police at (610) 970-6570.

There may be a reward for information leading to the suspect’s capture

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