ALLEGANY — An unknown man allegedly robbed the Community Bank on Route 417 near the Walmart Plaza around 4 p.m. Friday and fled toward the Allegheny River in a stolen vehicle.
The man — who was described as wearing a black shirt and pants, red shoes and a Halloween mask — reportedly fired a shotgun inside the bank. No injuries were reported.
According to witnesses, the suspect then stole a customer’s tan Buick in the parking lot and fled the scene toward Gargoyle Park. The vehicle was located in the park soon after with no suspect in sight, police said via emergency radio.
Police began searching the dikes along the Allegheny River between Olean and Allegany.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Olean police at (716) 376-5678 or the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office at (716) 938-9191.
This is a developing story.