Two Bank Robberies in Two Days in the Eastern Panhandle

Two Bank Robberies in Two Days in the Eastern Panhandle

Police in both counties are now asking for the public's help, in identifying the suspects who are both, still on the run.

EASTERN PANHANDLE, WV- Two robberies in two days in the eastern panhandle. 

On Thursday, a bank was robbed in Jefferson County, and then on Friday, another was robbed this time in Berkeley County. Police in both counties are now asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects who are both still on the run.

The robbery happened around 10:30 a.m. at the Susquehanna Bank in Inwood on Friday.

They say a white male, in his 40's, between 220 to 250 pounds, entered the bank, demanded money and then took off in a car with a Kentucky registration.

"We canvas the area; initially the deputies looked for someone who fled on foot.  Later information was obtained from other witnesses that he actually got into car," said Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster, of Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.

That robbery happened less than 24 hours after the MVB bank in Charles Town was robbed Thursday afternoon. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies say in that case, a white male, 25-35 years old with a thin build; about 6'0” allegedly entered the bank from the rear entrance and approached each teller window with a note demanding money.

"One distinctive feature of the person we are looking for appears to have a large tattoo on the right side of his neck. It may look like a spider," said Sheriff Pete Dougherty of Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

Officials say both instances were frightening for the tellers, but they were not physically hurt.

"We are fortunate, that no one was injured and that the event took place.  The only thing is the bank's loss of cash," said Sheriff Lemaster.

"Everybody at the bank was saved and no one was hurt in the incident, the defendant did get away, with an undetermined amount of cash," said Sheriff Dougherty.

Both investigations are on going. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Berkeley or Jefferson Counties Sheriff's Offices.

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