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Credit union robber sought

December 11, 2009|By BRIDGET DiCOSMO

WILLIAMSPORT -- Police cruisers crawled up and down Donelson Drive Friday morning as officers scanned the residential neighborhood for a man who robbed the Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union.

Police said the robber got away with more than $2,000.

Officers from Maryland State Police, the Hagerstown Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Department used a police dog and a helicopter in their efforts to find the man who police said robbed the credit union at 16802 Virginia Ave. at 9:20 a.m.

The robber remained at large Friday evening, police said. He was described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin to medium build, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and dark denim jeans, and carrying a backpack, police said.

No weapon was shown during the robbery and there were no injuries, according to Maryland State Police investigator Scott Bare.

Only a teller and a manager were inside the credit union when the man went inside and demanded money, Bare said.

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After he left the credit union, the robber was seen jogging on Donelson Drive in the area behind the building, Bare said.

A police dog tracked the robber for about four blocks before losing his scent, Bare said.

The credit union remained closed Friday after the robbery. A paper sign taped to the door read "closed, emergency."

Residents of the neighborhood near the credit union were not believed to be in danger, Bare said.


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