By AMY GAREIS     News-Herald Staff Writer

SCIO – A reward has been established to find the person or persons behind a daring afternoon bank heist in Cadiz earlier this month.

Harrison County Sheriff Joe Myers confirmed that an unspecified cash reward was being offered through PNC Bank to help apprehend whoever was responsible for the Jan. 12 holdup at the Scio branch. Sheriff’s officials are working with the FBI and reviewing surveillance tape at the scene, but Myers said a masked man entered the building around 2:30 p.m., approached the counter and ordered tellers at gunpoint to place money inside a bag. The subject then fled east on foot to a nearby alley with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Myers slightly altered the subject’s height, saying he stands between 5 feet 6 inches and 6 feet tall. The thief donned a blue hooded “Sean John” sweatshirt, toboggan, dark pants and black and white sneakers. The subject also bore a bandanna over his mouth to obscure his appearance.

The bank was locked down while authorities investigated and reopened the next day. Officials are looking for anyone who may have seen something suspicious around the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s office at 740-942-2197.

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