(12/06/2008)
By Bob Weaver

Police have been in constant motion since two men robbed the Arnoldsburg branch bank of Calhoun Banks at 4 p.m. yesterday

State Police and the Calhoun Sheriff's Department are focusing on the Arnoldsburg area late Friday evening, apparently following leads related to the suspects.

Earlier in the evening, police went to an area near the Victory Baptist Church just south of Grantsville, were a man meeting the description of one of the suspects was reportedly spotted.

Sources indicate at least one of the suspects involved in the incident could be known to authorities.

The suspects have reportedly been caught on TV surveillance cameras at the bank and at Speedy Mart, a nearby convenience store.

A van similar to the description of the get-away vehicle was spotted near the Arnoldsburg Post Office. Police went to the scene to check on that tip, also going to a nearby residence.

Later, police called for a wrecker to remove a vehicle from that location.

It was unknown what if any connection there is between the towing and suspects linked to the bank robbery.

Just before the robbery, one of the suspects entered Speedy Mart to inquire about the cost of cigarettes.

Norma Knotts Shaffer, a Calhoun historian, says the robbery is likely the first in the county's 152 year history.

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