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Man faces charges in drug heist

August 08, 2006|by DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - A man who robbed a Bank of Charles Town branch office in Kearneysville, W.Va., last Thursday referred to "explosions" when he walked up to a teller's window, police records state.

On Friday, police arrested a Jefferson County, W.Va., man in connection with the robbery after West Virginia State Police received a tip about his whereabouts, police said.

William Hause, 44, was arrested about 8 a.m. at a mobile home along Three Run Road in the Inwood, W.Va., area, said Detective Deputy T.L. Edwards of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

Hause, who was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail on $120,000 cash bond, did not offer any resistance to police when he was arrested, Edwards said.

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Hause, who was charged with bank robbery, has been living in the Fox Glen development and other areas, Edwards said Monday.

The robbery occurred at 3:28 p.m. at the Bank of Charles Town branch office at the intersection of W.Va. 9 and W.Va. 480, police said.

The man who robbed the bank walked up to a teller at her window and handed her a note, police said.

The teller could not read the note, police said.

"The teller then stated the suspect stated, 'I am robbing you, give me all your money. I've put enough explosions in the trash can to kill everyone in here,'" police records state.

Police did not mention finding anything suspicious in the building.

Police believe the man dropped some of the money behind the bank when a red dye pack burst in the cash he was carrying.

Police believe the robber left the area with another man in a pickup truck.

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