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Police seek woman in W.Va. bank robbery

December 06, 2005

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police are looking for a woman who robbed a Martinsburg bank Monday afternoon.

Martinsburg Police Det. Sgt. George Swartwood said police were called to First United Bank, 980 Foxcroft Ave., at 1:30 p.m. for a report of a bank robbery.

Police said the woman approached a teller and gave her a note demanding money. She told the teller that she had an explosive device, police said in a news release.

The teller gave the woman an undisclosed amount of money and the woman left the bank, police said.

The woman is described as a white female in her late 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds.

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Police said she arrived at the bank in an older model Buick with a large rust spot on the roof and a rust spot on the trunk.

Anyone with information on the robbery may call the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

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