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Police investigate Ranson bank robbery

April 13, 2010
  • Police are looking for this man in connection with a robbery at the BB&T Bank in Ranson, W.Va.
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RANSON, W.Va. -- Police were looking for a man who robbed the BB&T bank at 301 S. Mildred St. in Ranson shortly before noon Monday.

The man took an undisclosed amount of money from the bank, Ranson Police Chief William "Bill" Roper said.

The robber was armed with an unknown caliber pistol when he demanded money from a teller shortly after entering the bank at 11:38 a.m., Roper said.

No one was injured, Roper said.

The robber was described as a black male in his early to mid-20s with freckles, a medium build and a slight beard. He is 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, Roper said.

He was wearing blue jeans, a white ball cap and a black zip-up hooded sweat shirt with distinctive white markings on the sleeve, upper chest and back, Roper said.

After leaving the bank, it appears he got into an four-door vehicle that was occupied by two other individuals, Roper said.

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The vehicle, either a Toyota or a Dodge Neon, was either silver or light blue with Virginia registration, Roper said.

-- Matthew Umstead

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