Hampton Township police investigating robbery at FirstMerit Bank

Armed robbery suspect at FirstMerit Bank in Hampton Township.

The Hampton Township Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the FirstMerit Bank on Center Avenue.

The call came in just before 10 a.m. Thursday.

According to police, the suspect walked in to the bank carrying a pistol and wearing a hat, half mask and black hoodie. Police say he then demanded money. The suspect allegedly robbed the bank and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a white man around 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing between 180 and 200 pounds with a medium build.

The suspect was last seen heading southeast from the bank on foot. Michigan State Police and Saingaw County K-9 teams were called into assist in tracking the suspect.

The Bay City Public Safety Department, Bay County Sheriff's office and Essexville Public Safety Department are all assisting in the investigation.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call Hampton Township police.