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Courtesy of Fort Wayne Police Department
This man robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch at 3902 S. Clinton St. on Wednesday.

Knife-wielder hits bank on S. Clinton

Quickly flees on foot; cane likely used as a prop

– A man armed with a knife who robbed a bank Wednesday afternoon remains on the run, city police said.

About 3 p.m., the man entered a Wells Fargo branch at 3902 S. Clinton St. at Rudisill Boulevard, approached the counter and brandished a knife. He demanded cash from a teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Several customers and employees were inside the bank at the time. No injuries were reported.

Officer Raquel Foster, a Fort Wayne police spokeswoman, said the man fled on foot to the southwest, running through the back parking lot and behind the McDonald’s restaurant.

A police dog was called in to track the robber but lost the scent nearby.

The robber was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, slightly tinted glasses and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt. He was described as black, with a pink discoloration on his lower lip.

Witnesses at the scene reported the man was using a cane, but investigators believe the cane may have been a prop since he was able to quickly flee on foot.

Police have released surveillance images, and anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call police at 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.