|Just like the days of the old west, bank robbery seems to be making a comeback in rural communities around the state, from
Braxton County to Randolph County to Lincoln County.|
A lone man, un-masked man, recently walked into a Gassaway Bank and held up the establishment, his picture caught on
camera. Authorities quickly identified him.
A Lincoln County bank robber recently escaped on a mountain bike, not unlike a horse in Saturday afternoon western
Virginia authorities just arrested a West Virginia couple
Wednesday for allegedly robbing the Mountain National Bank in Beverly, Randolph County.
Rubin Carroll Slade Jr., 42, and Hilda Joy Slade, 28, were arrested
in a Staunton, VA motel
State Police at Elkins said
authorities believe Rubin Slade pointed a small pistol
at employees of the bank
and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Rubin Slade allegedly stuffed the cash in a dirty white pillow case
with pink flowers.
Bank and Trust in Harts was robbed
Wednesday when a man entered
the branch bank on W.Va. 10 and demanded money from
employees. It was the second time in about a month.
Workers complied and the robber escaped on foot with an
undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a
45-year-old white male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall.
He was wearing dark sunglasses, a black toboggan and a
thigh-length tan or green coat, the FBI said.
Investigators believe the suspected robber used a blue Ford
Ranger pickup truck in connection with the robbery. The FBI
considers the individual to be armed and dangerous.
The same bank was held up Nov. 6 by a bicyclist.