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Two Berkeley County residents face charges in bank robbery

Darius Wayne Cook and Candace Brooke Leber, both of Martinsburg, W.Va., were charged with bank robbery and conspiracy

January 08, 2013|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com
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KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — Police arrested two Berkeley County residents suspected of robbing the Bank of Charles Town in Kearneysville on Tuesday evening less than 10 minutes after the robbery was reported, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department announced.

Darius Wayne Cook and Candace Brooke Leber, both of Martinsburg, W.Va., were charged with bank robbery and conspiracy, according to a news release.

Jefferson County 911 received a bank alarm from 5480 Charles Town Road at 3:52 p.m. and the suspects were detained at 3:59 p.m. at the intersection of Wiltshire and Charles Town roads (old W.Va. 9), according to a news release.

“He just came in (the bank) and said give me all your $20s, $50s and $100s,” Sheriff’s Lt. Tom Hansen said.

Hansen declined to release additional information about the robbery, but police were told that a dye pack had deployed onto a male suspect, according to the news release.

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Cook was found hiding in the trunk of an older model white two-door Chrysler, which was identified as the getaway vehicle, police said.

Leber allegedly was driving the Chrysler east on Charles Town Road when Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies

Sgt. Victor Lupis and Cpl. Steve Holz caught up with the vehicle little more than two miles from the bank, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery may contact Detective Cpl. Tracy Harrison at 304-728-3205.

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