A bank robber grabbed a toddler and held the boy at gunpoint while demanding thousands of dollars from a teller, authorities said. The startling scene was captured on surveillance video that shows the little boy staring up at the gun.

The 2-year-old boy and his father were leaving a PNC Bank when the robber grabbed the child, police said.

"As they were turning to leave, this guy is coming in and takes the boy and walks him into the bank and makes the father drop his keys and cell phone," South Whitehall Township police investigator Mike Harbove said.

The suspect, hidden behind a mask, gloves and hooded sweat shirt, also waved the gun at a teller, then fled on foot with several thousand dollars, Harbove said.

Police had no suspects but hoped the surveillance photo would lead to tips.