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Centra Bank robbed

June 30, 2004|by DAVE McMILLION

INWOOD, W.Va. - A man wearing a camouflage scarf over his head and face walked into a Centra Bank in Inwood at about 1:34 p.m. Tuesday and demanded money, a Berkeley County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.

The man did not display a weapon, but demanded that cash be placed in a plastic bag, said Chief Deputy Kenny Lemaster.

The robber left the bank at the intersection of W.Va. 51 and Pilgrim Street and left the area in a white, four-door Geo, Lemaster said.

Police searched the area but were unable to find the robber, Lemaster said.

The man was described as white, about 6 feet, 1 inch tall. He was wearing a dark blue T-shirt and light-colored jeans, Lemaster said.

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The bank is near a Food Lion supermarket.

Lemaster said he initially thought the incident could be tied to a bank robbery that occurred June 16 at a BB&T bank at 148 S. Queen St. in Martinsburg, W.Va. But police have found no indication that the incidents might be related, he said.

In the June 16 robbery, a man displaying what may have been a hand grenade walked into the BB&T bank and made off with an undetermined amount of money, police said.

That suspect was wearing a fake beard and mustache, police said.

Anyone with information about the Centra Bank case can contact the sheriff's department at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

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