MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Maryland man had his car taken from him by a knife-wielding assailant at the intersection of King Street and Porter Avenue Monday afternoon and the car was used 30 minutes later in a robbery at a Centra Bank in Inwood, W.Va., police said Monday night.
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the robber, who was last seen traveling north on U.S. 11 after the bank robbery in the stolen gray Ford Escort, police said.
At 4:19 p.m., a 65-year-old Maryland man was inside his Escort station wagon at King Street and Porter Avenue when a man approached the car and asked the driver what time it was, said Lt. Glenn Macher Jr. of the Martinsburg Police Department.
The suspect pulled the driver out of the car at knifepoint and the suspect drove away in the car, heading south on Porter Avenue toward John Street, Macher said. The car had a Maryland registration with the first three letters of MVE, Macher said.