PNC: No Hats, No Sunglasses, or No Service

Security reasons for dress code

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- If you're stopping in at a PNC Bank branch, you'd better be ready to doff the cap and lose the shades.

The Pittsburgh-based banking giant is asking patrons to remove hats, caps, sunglasses and hoods while inside the financial institution. Signs posted on entrances at the bank's 1,100 branches in recent months preface the request by saying "The safety of our employees and customers is our foremost concern."

PNC spokesman Fred Solomon said officials believe the policy is "a sensible security measure that assists us in getting to know our customers." He says it also helps police identify suspects.

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Solomon said there has been "general public support" for the policy.

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