UPDATE: A possible bank robbery at the Community Bank branch on West Water Street in Elmira has been determined to be a larceny, rather than a robbery, according to officials with the Elmira Police Department.
Police said the suspect somehow scammed the bank into giving him money and then fled.
The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male, heavy set and approximately 25 to 30-years-old. He was reported wearing a Yankees baseball cap, a white tank top and brown shorts. He was last seen leaving on foot towards Columbia Street.
Elmira Police issued the following alert on its Facebook page to other banks in the area;
ALERT to all financial and retail institutions: Quick Change Scammer. EPD is investigating an incident at a local bank. Suspect’s image is attached. We are asking for assistance in identifying the subject pictured below.
UPDATE: The Elmira Police Department has released photos of the suspect in a larceny at the Community Bank on West Water Street.
Elmira Police are on the scene of a possible bank robbery at the Community Bank branch on West Water Street.
As of now the bank is open for business.
Due to an ongoing investigation the Bank Manager could not provide us with more information at this time.
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