Bank Robbed of Thousands By "Clean Cut" Man

Article taken from the Lancaster Eagle Gazette, February 2, 1963

Portsmouth, Ohio

A young robber described as "clean cut" held up the Sciotoville Branch of the National Bank of Portsmouth shortly after noon Friday and escaped with between $5,000 and $10,000 in cash.

Police said it was the first bank robbery in the area's history.

Witnesses said he fled in a 1956 Mercury. A bank employee said the robber was about 5 feet 8, 22 to 25 years old, and wore a brown coat and cap.

The man pointed a pistol at teller Rosemary Kelley, and handed her a paper bag with an order to "fill it up." She obeyed, while two customers and the bank's manager watched.