Alton Bank robbed at gunpoint

ALTON — The Wolfeboro Highway (Rte. 28) branch of Meredith Village Savings Bank was robbed at gunpoint yesterday afternoon.

Police Chief Ryan Heath said a single male entered the branch at 4:34 p.m. and brandished a black handgun.

While holding a bank employee at gunpoint, Ryan said he jumped over the counter and emptied the teller drawers before making off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Heath said the male was described as 5-feet 7-inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He is white. Heath said he was carrying a red duffel bag and wearing a black ski mask.

His clothing was described as a gray pullover sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The suspect fled on foot but Heath said police have reasons to think he was picked up in a silver four-door sedan — possibly a Ford Focus that was seen driving around the back of the bank within minutes of the robbery.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Alton Police at 875-0757.