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Robbery reported at credit union branch in Martinsburg Mall

August 14, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Police were looking for a man who Friday morning robbed the Martinsburg Mall branch of Mountain Heritage Federal Credit Union, according to a Martinsburg Police Department news release.

No one was injured in the robbery at 800 Foxcroft Ave., which occurred at 8:13 a.m., according to Martinsburg Police Cpl. S.F. Doyle.

The man told a teller he was armed with a firearm, passed a note demanding money and took an undisclosed amount of cash from two tellers before leaving the bank, according to the news release.

The suspect was described as black, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and in his mid-20s to mid-30s, according to witnesses. He was wearing a dark T-shirt, dark pants, sunglasses and a red Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap.

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Police were told the robber left the mall parking lot in a dark-colored car that was driven by a second black male.

Police believe he might be the same person who committed a robbery at the same bank in May, according to the news release.

The FBI was assisting police in the investigation. Anyone with information regarding the robbery may contact Doyle or Lt. G.B. Swartwood at 304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

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