Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 23, 2014

Update: Police continue search for bike-riding bank robber

BLUEFIELD — Authorities are still searching downtown Bluefield for a man on a bicycle who robbed the drive-through at First Community Bank Monday morning.

According to Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow, an unidentified male robbed the Bluefield First Community bank drive-through on a bicycle at 9:59 a.m. Monday.

The man presented a firearm and held a note up to the window demanding cash, Dillow said.

Lt. D.A. Pennington, with the Bluefield Police Department, said the suspect displayed a semi-automatic handgun.

“He was given the cash, and then he fled,” Dillow said.

The man was wearing a black hoodie, black gloves and a black mask, Dillow said. The bicycle he was riding was also black.

Dillow said the man fled east, toward the intersection of Scott Street and Princeton Avenue.

Officers with the Bluefield Police Department and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit are searching for the suspect.

Authorities did not disclose the amount of cash taken.

Cpl. J.C. Whitt, with the Bluefield Police Department, is in charge of the investigation.

 

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