WEYERS CAVE Augusta County Sheriff's deputies are on scene investigating a bank robbery in Weyers Cave. The United Bank, located at 54 Franklin Street, Suite 102, was robbed shortly before closing time on Saturday, October 5. An eye-witness reports that several K9 units are there as investigators search for the suspect. The Augusta County Sheriff's Office said they will release more information later today. Stay with WHSV for more information.
Release From Augusta County Sheriff's Office:
On Saturday, October 5, 2013, at approximatley 1100 AM, The Augusta County Sheriff's Office received a bank alarm from the United Bank, located at 54 Franklin Street in Weyers Cave. As deputies responded to the alarm, tellers at the bank confirmed that an armed robbery had just occurred.
The lone suspect had entered the bank and presented one of the tellers with a note announcing a robbery and stating that he was armed with a firearm and would kill all present if his demands were not met.
After obtaining cash, the suspect fled on foot and was last seen heading west towards the area of Route 256 and Interstate 81. Augusta County Sheriff's Office K-9's units responded to the scene and tracked the suspect away from the scene, but it is believed that the suspect possibly entered an unknown vehicle.
The male suspect is described as a medium build white male, approximatley 5"10" - 6'0" in height and 20-30 years of age, with short brown hair. The suspect was wearing blue jeans and a blue and gray stripped hoodie.
Surveillance stills are attached
Anyone with information reguarding this bank robbery are requested to contact Sgt. Brian Jenkins with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office at (540) 245-5333 or Central Shenadoah Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017