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Bank robbery suspect denied bond reduction

Michael Anthony Cape is incarcerated on a $60,000 cash-only bond

August 03, 2011
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va — A Jefferson County man accused of robbing the BB&T Bank branch office at 1111 Winchester Ave. near Martinsburg last month remains in Eastern Regional Jail after his motion for a bond reduction was denied Wednesday by a Berkeley County magistrate.

Michael Anthony Cape, 25, of 67 Carlson Lane in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is charged with bank robbery and is incarcerated on a $60,000 cash-only bond, according to court and jail records.

In a court appearance Wednesday, Cape waived his right to a preliminary hearing within 10 days of being incarcerated. He also applied for a court-appointed attorney.

Cape fled on foot from BB&T Bank on July 21 after taking an undisclosed amount of money, police have said. Bank employees told police that the robber claimed to have an explosive device and a gun when he demanded money.

Cape also faces misdemeanor counts of destruction of property, fleeing on foot, resisting arrest and obstructing police, which stem from his attempt to flee from officers just before he was captured, according to court documents.

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