Bank Robbery in Augusta County

By: Meryl Conant
By: Meryl Conant

It’s the fourth robbery in less than 24 hours. This one was at a bank in Augusta County.

The Augusta County Sheriff says around 4:15 p.m., a man passed a note to a teller at the Planter's Bank on Greenville Avenue.

The note demanded fifty and hundred dollar bills and indicated that he had a gun.

The Sheriff says the teller did not see the gun but handed over the money.

The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The Sheriff's Department has spoken with the three tellers and two witnesses and is studying videotape.

The FBI is assisting.

The Sheriff's Department also is working with Harrisonburg police to see if there is any link to Thursday's robbery at a jewelry store there.

In addition, they are investigating any possible link to Wednesday's Weyers Cave robbery, where the physical descriptions are similar.

In this case, they are looking for a black male around 5'10".

He is in his late twenties and about 160 pounds.

He was wearing a baseball hat, dark shorts and a shirt with a collar of a different color.

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