GREENFIELD — Greenfield’s Chase Bank branch fell victim to a robbery midday Friday, and police still are hunting for the man responsible.

Greenfield Police Department officers rushed to the bank, located at 2057 N. State St., after a man demanded money from a teller and employees called 911.

The robber fled on foot before officers arrived at the scene.

Patrol officers combed the area looking for the suspect, while detectives and crime scene technicians gathered evidence from inside the bank.

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But at press time Friday, no arrest had been made.

Maj. Matt Holland, the Greenfield Police Department’s deputy chief, said a black man entered the Chase Bank just after 11 a.m. Friday and said to the teller, “This is a robbery.”

The man then demanded money, and the employee handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, Holland said.

Police did not believe the robber was armed at the time of the incident.

No one inside the bank was hurt.

The suspect ran from the bank before law enforcement arrived.

Police checked nearby neighborhoods and businesses, warning folks to be on the lookout for anything suspicious, according to police broadcasts.

Detectives then questioned witnesses inside the bank as other officers worked to gather security camera footage from outside other businesses in the area, hoping to get a better description of the suspect and details about where he’d fled.

The bank remained closed after the robbery.

Local police called in the FBI’s violent crimes task force to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Greenfield Police Department at 317-477-4400.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.