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Fidelity Bank in Halfway robbed at gunpoint

February 01, 2005|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

shappell@herald-mail.com

HALFWAY - A bank in Halfway was robbed Monday afternoon a few yards from the scene of another armed robbery less than three weeks ago.

A Washington County Sheriff's Department investigator said a robbery was reported at about noon at Fidelity Bank at Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue.

Sheriff's department investigator Greg Alton said the robber showed a handgun to two female clerks, demanded money and left with cash. He said the sole customer on the bank's property at the time did not provide information useful to the investigation.

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No injuries were reported.

Alton described the robber as a thin white man, about 6 feet tall, with "scruffy" facial hair. Alton said he was wearing a light tan jacket with reflective stripes and a knit cap with sunglasses resting on it.

Alton said there is believed to be no link between Monday's armed robbery and the robbery at the nearby Virginia Avenue Shell station on the night of Jan. 12. Deputies have said the gas station robbery was committed by a woman.

Alton said the description of the robber in Monday's incident was similar to that of a man who robbed Orrstown Bank at 13 Center Square in Greencastle, Pa., on Jan. 21. A handgun was shown in that robbery.

Anyone with information about Monday's Fidelity Bank armed robbery may contact the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020.

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