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Man wanted in Berkeley Springs bank robbery captured

July 18, 2013
  • Justin Andrew Shives
West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man wanted for the robbery of City National Bank in Berkeley Springs last week was captured Thursday morning by West Virginia State Police in Charles Town, police said.

Justin Andrew Shives, 25, was being held in Eastern Regional Jail near Martinsburg, W.Va., on one count of bank robbery, according to Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Timothy P. Stapleton and jail records.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that deputies responded to the Northgate Inn in Charles Town at 9:39 a.m. for a report of a disturbance.

Once there, Cpl. J.S. Chumley interviewed Shives and eventually discovered he was wanted on an arrest warrant in the City National Bank robbery and also wanted in Baltimore County on unrelated drug charges, according to the release.

He was arrested and taken to Eastern Regional Jail.

Shives allegedly took several thousands of dollars from the bank at 149 Washington St., after giving a note to the teller demanding cash, according to Stapleton, who did not disclose the specific amount.

The suspect did not wear a mask or use a weapon in the robbery, and everyone in the bank was able to identify him, Stapleton said.

Several hundred dollars was subsequently recovered shortly after the robbery on July 11, Stapleton said.

The robber entered the bank about 3 p.m. and didn’t show a weapon, but began to count after giving the teller the note, Sheriff Vince Shambaugh has said.

Shives was given a ride to Catawba Club apartment complex after he paid a debt, Stapleton said.

Police went to the Catawba Club apartment complex, but were unable to find Shives.

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