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Police seek Harpers Ferry man in connection with bank robbery

Authorities said they have an arrest warrant for bank robbery for Anthony Cape

July 21, 2011
  • Police are looking for a Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man in connection with a robbery of a branch office of BB&T at 1111 Winchester Ave. Thursday afternoon, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. Authorities said they have an arrest warrant for bank robbery for Anthony Cape, 25, of 67 Colson Lane, according to a news release.
Police are looking for a Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man in connection with a robbery of a branch office of BB&T at 1111 Winchester Ave. Thursday afternoon, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. Authorities said they have an arrest warrant for bank robbery for Anthony Cape, 25, of 67 Colson Lane, according to a news release.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police are looking for a Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man in connection with a robbery of a branch office of BB&T at 1111 Winchester Ave. Thursday afternoon, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said they have an arrest warrant for bank robbery for Anthony Cape, 25, of 67 Colson Lane, according to a news release.

Earlier in the day, police said a white male took an undisclosed amount of money from the bank at the intersection of W.Va. 45 and U.S. 11 after telling a teller he had a gun, Lemaster said.

The man also told bank workers he had an explosive, the release said.

No one was injured.

Deputies in the area interviewed workers at a nearby motel and the motel workers said there was an incident at the motel Thursday in which a handgun was discharged in one of the rooms, the release said.

Berkeley County Sheriff Kenny Lemaster said earlier in the day that investigators pursued the suspect to the Heritage Inn nearby, but were unable to find him.

Investigators said they found an item in the guest's room that was connected to the bank robbery, the release said.

Witnesses at the motel identified Cape as the person involved in the gun incident.

The witnesses at the motel also said it was Cape who was the owner of the item in the room related to the robbery, the release said.

The clothing witnesses described Cape as wearing earlier in the day also matched clothing descriptions of the person who robbed the bank, the release said.

Cape is described as white, five feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, having an unshaven complexion and a mustache, police said. He is considered to be armed and dangerous, police said.

Anyone with information about Cape can call the sheriff's department at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

The robbery is at least the third heist at the bank in the last eight months. The bank was robbed twice in December 2010.

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