Gunman robs Army bank at Mannheim
A lone masked gunman robbed an Army bank in Mannheim, Germany, on Wednesday morning, slipping away with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Army officials.
The white male was wearing an Army physical training uniform and a mask when he brandished a pistol at around 10 a.m. at Coleman Barracks’ Community Bank demanding money, Army spokeswoman Christine Gephard said.
“He left the bank on foot,” Gephard said.
“It’s unknown whether he got into a vehicle.”
No one was hurt in the incident.
Officials responded by shutting down all traffic in and out of the installation, home to the Army’s main detention facility for Europe, as well as several logistics units, for about five hours.
“It was a complete lockdown,” Gephard said. Although the gates were reopened, military police and security guards were ordered to search all vehicles entering or leaving.
The local chaplains’ office provided counselors for those held up in the heist.
“Obviously the bank employees were pretty shook up,” Gephard said.
U.S. and German authorities are investigating.
Anyone with information on the robbery is urged to call the military police at DSN 380-1580 or civilian 0621-730-1580; or the Criminal Investigation Command at at DSN 385-3606 or 0621-730-3606