BOLIVAR, Ohio — A school was placed on lockdown and a search was launched after a bank robbery that occurred in Bolivar, Tuscarawas County Thursday.
It happened around 11:30 a.m. at the Huntington Bank on Canal Street.
According to Bolivar Police Chief Randall Haugh, Jr., a man passed a note to the teller that was written on a deposit slip.
It stated the man had a gun and did not want a die pack placed with the money. He also specified the kind of bills he wanted, including 100s, 50s and 20s.
The man stuffed an undisclosed amount of cash in two manilla envelopes and took off.
There were customers in the bank at the time of the robbery who were on their way out the door.
Police spoke with one of those customers as a witness.
Bolivar Intermediate School, which is about three blocks away from the bank, was put on lockdown for about two hours.
Officials are looking for a black, four-door BMW the man is believed to have left in.
An Ohio State Highway Patrol helicopter searched from the air and the man was sought on the ground as well.
The man was described as being between 6’1” and 6’3” and clean-shaven with a thin build and dark hair. He wore a distinguishing sweater and a beret ball cap.
The FBI and BCI were assisting with the investigation.