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Police: Warren Bank Robber Sprays Gas, Threatens To Light Teller On Fire

WARREN (WWJ) - Police in Warren are on the hunt for a bank robber who allegedly attacked a teller with gasoline and threatened to burn her.

According Warren Police Commissioner Dwyer, it happened just before 10 a.m. Wednesday at a Huntington Bank branch on 10 Mile at Schoenherr Road.

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(Photos: Warren police)

Dwyer said a man with gauze on his face walked up to the counter and asking to open a checking account. He then sprayed liquid believed to be gasoline all over the counter and female teller — saying he would light her on fire if she didn't hand over the cash.

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(Photo: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

"The manager then complied with the suspect, the man, and emptied the drawers," Dwyer said. "The suspect put the money in a black duffel bag and fled the scene." No one was injured.

While Dwyer said although evidence was discovered at a closed gas station on the northeast corner of 10 Mile and Schoenherr, the suspect remains on the loose.

The robber is described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old. He last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a black hoodie with a black puffy vest and a glove on his right hand.

Police said the suspect got away with  approximately $4,000.

As an investigation continues, Huntington Bank is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone who sees this suspect should call 911. Anyone with other information should call Warren police at 586-574-4700.

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