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BAKER, W. Va. (WHSV) -- Police are still searching for two suspects in a bank robbery that happened Wednesday morning.

At 11:04 a.m. two people robbed the Capon Valley Bank in Baker. One was a man with a stalky build, wearing a clown mask with orange hair, a large cloth night gown, blue jeans and brown work boots. He had brown hair under the wig.

The other suspect, possibly a woman, had a slender build, wore a brown monkey mask, a black hooded-sweatshirt, and gray sweat pants.

Police say the smaller suspect had what appeared to be a firearm.

After stealing an undisclosed amount of money, the two left the bank in a blue Chevy Malibu with Va. registration, heading towards U.S. Route 48.

At 11:16 a.m., Hardy County Sheriff’s Department Deputy J. Vetter, located the suspect's car on fire on Sauerkraut Road near intersection with WV Route 55. The car had been stolen from the Malloy Ford Dealership in Winchester, Va.

West Virginia State Police are leading this active investigation.

East Hardy High School was on lockdown Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; however, the school did not confirm this was related to the robbery. Students were able to leave school at 3:30 p.m.


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