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Man wearing Darth Vader mask robs Pineville credit union

Pineville police say the man in this surveillance photo, who is wearing a Darth Vader mask and holding a long gun, robbed the State Employees Credit Union on Pineville-Matthews Road on Monday.
Pineville police say the man in this surveillance photo, who is wearing a Darth Vader mask and holding a long gun, robbed the State Employees Credit Union on Pineville-Matthews Road on Monday. PINEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Pineville police are searching for a man who wore a Darth Vader costume mask and pointed a long gun at a teller at the State Employees Credit Union at 9007 Pineville-Matthews Road on Monday morning.

The man entered the credit union about 11:45 a.m., demanded money and then left in a four-door gray Chevrolet Suburban SUV, police said. No one was injured.

Witnesses described the robber as a black male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, of unknown weight and wearing all dark clothing, including the mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 704-889-2231.

Marusak: 704-358-5067; Twitter: @jmarusak

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