An armed man dressed as Captain America and two cohorts robbed a Lexington bank Tuesday, police said.
The trio, including one wearing a Captain America mask and sweatshirt, walked into City National Bank at 3616 Walden Drive and left with an undetermined amount of cash just before noon, Lt. Jeremy Tuttle said.
The robber in costume was armed with a handgun, police said. All three, ages 18 to 24, fled on foot into a wooded area beside the bank. One of the other men was wearing a yellow hoodie, and the third man was in a gray hoodie.
A canine team tracked the scent to the woods, leading investigators to a witness who saw them get into a black hatchback on Sherard Circle and drive away, Tuttle said.
There were customers in the bank during the robbery, Tuttle said. People were shaken up but OK.
Tuttle said the robbers could be younger than 18. Tuttle said police pulled surveillance video, but police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said Tuesday afternoon that video and photos of the robbery would not be released.
The robbery occurred as the latest Captain America movie is in theaters. The movie set records with its opening last week.
The Avengers leader has inspired previous holdups. In April, a man dressed as the Star-Spangled Avenger was connected to a string of robberies in Plano, Texas, according to a local CBS affiliate.
It was at least the third armed robbery in Lexington since midnight.