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UPDATE: Bank Robbery Reported in Chesapeake, Ohio

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 9/18/13 @ 11:45 a.m.
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Investigators have released surveillance footage from an armed robbery at a bank on Tuesday.

It happened about 10:40 a.m. at the City National Bank branch on Rockwood Avenue in Chesapeake, Ohio.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless tells WSAZ.com the man had on a mask and a backpack. He walked into the bank, pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the clerks.

Lawless says the man was on a mission to rob the bank. Investigators say he was very aggressive, yelling at the tellers.

Investigators tell WSAZ.com the robber took money and one of the teller's car keys. They say the man could not get the car started, so he ran around the back of the building.

They brought in a K9 to search the woods behind the bank for the robber, but could not find him.

Call the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office if you have any information.

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ORIGINAL STORY 9/17/13 @ 11:50 a.m.
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Police are on the scene of a reported bank robbery in Chesapeake Ohio.

The City National Bank branch on Rockwood Avenue was held up around 10:40 Tuesday morning.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless tells WSAZ.com the man was wearing a ski mask and was armed with a gun. He says the man showed the gun to the clerks, demanded money, and when he got it, took off out the door and round around the back of the building.

Lawless says police are using a K-9 to search a wooded area behind the bank.

Crews on the scene say the robber was yelling at the tellers. "He was demanding and had an agitated tone in his voice. He certainly was on a mission to rob this bank," Lawless told WSAZ.com.

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