A bank robber, described as a light-skinned black male by witnesses, stole an undisclosed amount of cash from First Financial Bank on South Gilmore Road in Fairfield.

Fairfield police looking for bank robbery suspect

The bank at 6050 S. Gilmore Road, which is near the corner of South Gilmore and Mack roads, was robbed at 10:49 a.m. today by an offender described by witnesses as a light-skinned black male between 30 and 40 years old, according to Fairfield police.

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He has a medium build and is approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall. He was wearing a red hooded jacket with gray sleeves, jeans, black Nike gym shoes, and his face was covered.

A handgun was displayed but nobody was injured and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Fairfield police officer Doug Day said it does not appear the robbery suspect showed or handed a teller any kind of note, but rather pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the tellers.

“It’s not your typical robbery,” Day said. “People know there’s additional charges when firearms are displayed, and why you see a note being passed. But that wasn’t the case here.”

The suspect fled west toward Fairfield Professional Park, but Day said the police K-9 lost his scent.

“We’re presuming he fled to a vehicle,” Day said.

Any information should contact the Fairfield Police Department at 513-829-8201.

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