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Man sought in connection with armed bank robbery in Weyers Cave

Bank Robbery
Photo courtesy Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities are searching for a suspect in a Thursday afternoon armed robbery of a bank in Weyers Cave.

Employees at the United Bank on Franklin Street in Weyers Cave hit the hold-up alarm at 4:51 p.m., alerting authorities to the scene.

Augusta County sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport were on location eight minutes later, according to a press release from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect reportedly entered the bank at 4:48 p.m, displaying a snub-nose revolver and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, he fled the bank a minute later.

There were three bank employees working at the time of the robbery; none were harmed during the event.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’0” to 5’6”, medium build.

He was wearing sunglasses, a silver facemask, a blue shirt and a silver hoodie-style jacket.

If anyone has any information about this incident, contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

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