Penn State, Ferguson and Patton township police departments have released a picture of a man who has been named a person of interest in a robbery and multiple bomb threats on Aug. 22.
Police hope that the public will be able to help identify the man.
SPE Federal Credit Union was robbed at about 4 p.m. Aug. 22, and bomb threats were made at the bank, Penn State Research West and the North Atherton Walmart. A device was left at each location, but bomb squads determined there was no threat to the community.
A man entered the credit union about an hour after bomb threats were made at Penn State Research West and the North Atherton Walmart. Surveillance showed the man was wearing a purple dress, mask and an ivory hood. The man demanded money at the bank’s counter and threatened employees in a note that said he had a gun and explosives that could be detonated within 2 miles of its location, police said.
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The man received cash and fled north on foot. Police searched for him in State College area neighborhoods.
The person of interest was also seen getting into a large silver or white pickup truck on Aug. 15. Police released a distant picture of the vehicle in a parking lot.
Any information that could help locate or identify the man should be called in to Ferguson Township police at 237-1172 or the Centre County Emergency Communications Center at 800-479-0050.
This report will be updated with new pictures and information.