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Hampshire bank robbery suspect sought

September 23rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

No injuries were reported when a lone suspect brandished a handgun and robbed the Bank of Romney branch at Augusta early Wednesday afternoon, according to West Virginia State Police. The suspect, armed with a silver handgun, fled on foot after demanding money from tellers. A K-9 track of the suspect led to the rear parking lot of the nearby Nationwide Insurance business.The suspect was wearing a mask and gloves, a long-sleeve hoodie with hood up, sunglasses, ball cap, pants and shoes at the time of the 12:29 p.m. incident that was reported to authorities in a 911 call. The investigation is being led by state police Cpl. M.M. Massie. Units assisting at the scene included Hampshire and Mineral county deputies and the Department of Natural Resources