(09/15/2010)
By Bob Weaver

State Police are looking for a male suspect who robbed the Calhoun Banks branch at Arnoldsburg yesterday morning.

Police say the suspect entered the bank and wielded a fixed blade hunting knife toward bank employees, according to a press release given to the Herald by Calhoun Banks.

State Police and agents from the FBI in Clarksburg are investigating.

The suspect verbally demanded money from bank tellers and presented a camo-colored backpack in which money could be placed.

Police say the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

"The employees of the bank followed all security protocol, which resulted in no physical harm to the employees or customers," said Calhoun Banks vice-president Rick Fitzwater.

The suspect fled down US 33/119 toward Arnoldsburg, with reports saying the ATV was spotted on Spring Run and later in the Beech area.

The ATV used in the robbery is believed to have been stolen from a residence on Walnut Road. It is described as a blue, 1991 Honda Four Trax 300, 2-wheel drive.

DESCRIPTION OF SUSPECT

A white male, 5' 10" to 6' tall, weighting 170-180 pounds, slender build.

Wearing a non-typical design of camo-colored cargo hunting pants, brown boots, hooded sweat jacket, and camo-colored ball cap. Suspect shield face with hand during robbery.

The Herald has requested still-frame photos of the suspect from the Grantsville Detachment, with footage captured by bank cameras.

POLICE ASKING FOR HELP

The public is urged to contact the WVSP in Grantsville (304-354-6334) with any information regarding the suspect or information about the bank robbery.

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UPDATED: ATTEMPTED ROBBERY REPORTED AT ARNOLDSBURG BANK - Suspect At Large


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