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Posted: 8:19 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Men wanted in robbery of US Bank

DAYTON, Ohio —

Police said they are looking for several men in a bank robbery this morning who abducted a bank employee and held her family hostage overnight.

According to Dayton police Sgt. Moises Perez, an employee of the US Bank at 2350 Gettysburg Ave. was rushed by three armed men as she was leaving work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The bank employee, her husband and two children, ages 27 and 16, were held hostage overnight at their home on Vancouver Drive, he said.

One of the suspects came back to the bank with the employee this morning, stood outside the door and forced her to go inside and ask the bank manager for money, Perez said. After the suspect was handed the money, he ran toward Greenwich Village.

A SWAT team cleared the Vancouver Drive residence for suspects and are checking for evidence, he said. Two cars in the parking lot, a PT Cruiser and a truck, owned by the employee and her husband, are also being checked for evidence, Perez said.

The kidnapped employee is not a manager and did not have keys to the bank, he said.

The investigation will be complicated, and all possibilities will be looked at, including if it was an inside job, Perez said. He said there are no indications the employee was involved in the robbery or knows the suspects.

The employee is physically okay, but emotionally distraught, he said. All the victims are being interviewed by police.

One of the men was described as being thin, 5 feet 5 inches, and wearing a black or blue ski cap over his face.

According to police, another robber had a nylon-like bag with white stripes that says "Adidas" on the back, containing cash.

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