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Men charged in W.Va. bank robbery remain at large

February 04, 2004|by CANDICE BOSELY

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Arrest warrants have been issued for the two men charged with robbing a bank in Inwood, W.Va., Monday afternoon and who are now believed to be in a stolen pickup truck, police said.

Benjamin Sine, 23, who recently moved to Berkeley County from the Winchester, Va., area, and Tony DeHaven, 23, of Berkeley County, had not been picked up as of late Tuesday afternoon, said Sgt. Russell Shackelford of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

Police locally and nationwide have been asked to look out for the men, who police say may be armed. The two men are charged with robbing City National Bank in Inwood at 2:06 p.m. Monday after indicating to tellers that they had a gun. No gun was displayed, police said.

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The robbers demanded that cash be placed in a bag and then fled toward the parking lot of a nearby grocery store. Although they were seen getting into a Pontiac sports car at that time, police now believe the two men are in a stolen truck, Shackelford said.

The truck is a 1992 white Ford Ranger with an extended cab and red stripes down its sides. It has damage to the back, right side and on the front bug shield, police said. The truck's license plate number is 1AL918.

Investigators do not believe the men are in the immediate area. Boston is one place they might be, Shackelford said.

Officers declined to say how much money was taken.

Tellers initially said the two appeared to be teen-agers, and Shackelford said both are thin and look young.

Anyone with information may call the Sheriff's Department at 304-267-7000 or the anonymous Crime Solver's line at 304-267-4999.

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