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Credit union robbed for second time in less than five months

April 19, 2010|By DAN DEARTH
  • In this image taken from video, a male wearing a hoodie walks into the Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union on Virginia Avenue prior to Monday morning's robbery.
Washington County Sheriff's Office,

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union at 16802 Virginia Ave. near Williamsport was robbed Monday morning, the second time in less than five months.

Lt. Mark Knight of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said the robber entered the building at about 9:45 a.m. and demanded money. He showed no weapon, Knight said.

Knight said the robber left the credit union with an undetermined amount of money.

Knight said after the man walked out of the bank, he got into a red Pontiac Grand Am or red Toyota Celica with Maryland license plates.

A Maryland State Police helicopter, sheriff's department deputies, state troopers and Hagerstown Police Department officers searched the Tammany Manor development behind the credit union but found no trace of the robber.

The credit union was closed for the day after the robbery.

Knight said the robber was described as a black man, wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt and a dark hooded sweat shirt. He also was wearing a white ball hat with blue writing and a blue brim, Knight said.

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Witnesses said they believed the man was 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, Knight said.

Knight said the robber possibly had a bandanna covering his face.

The credit union also was robbed Dec. 11, 2009.

In that robbery, a man wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and dark denim jeans, and carrying a backpack robbed the credit union before 9:30 a.m.

State police said at the time that no weapon was shown during the December robbery.

Nobody has been arrested in connection with the Dec. 11 robbery, state police said Monday.

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