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UPDATE: Suspect Takes Teller's Truck During Bank Robbery

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

UPDATE 1/10/13 @ 11 a.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Investigators say they are still looking for the man who robbed a Minford bank and then used a tellers’ truck to make his escape.

The robbery happened at the U.S. Bank branch along Ohio 139 in Minford Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said the man approached the bank on foot and, once inside, demanded money. He then fled with an undisclosed amount of money -- leaving the bank parking lot in a bank teller’s pickup truck.

The truck, a white, Ford F-150 with "Ford" across the windshield and a pink breast cancer sticker in the back window, was last seen heading south on East Street in Minford.

The suspect is described as a smaller stature man wearing blue jeans, tennis shoes, a dark-colored sweatshirt, and what appeared to be a ski mask covering his face.

Back on December 7 there was a similar style bank robbery in West Portsmouth.

A man armed with a pistol entered the WesBanco branch bank and demanded money.

The man then forced a teller give him her car keys and walk to the parking lot where he got into her car and drove away. The car was found a short time later, but the man is still on the run.

In that robbery, the suspect was believed to be in his mid-to-late 30s, 6’3”-6’5”, with a slim build. He wore black boots, blue jeans, black gloves, a hooded black jacket with a red stripe, black fabric covering his face below his nose, and sunglasses with dark lenses and frames.

Captain David Hall with the Sheriff’s Office told WSAZ.com that he didn’t believe the two robberies are related.

Sheriff Donini did say Wednesday’s robbery could be linked to some other crimes in the area.



UPDATE 1/9/13 @ 10:15 p.m.
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Investigators say the man who robbed the U.S. Bank in Minford late Wednesday morning took a teller's truck during the robbery.

The robbery happened at the U.S. Bank branch along Ohio 139 in Minford.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said dispatchers received a call from the alarm company about 11:15 Wednesday morning saying the bank’s panic alarm was going off.

Minutes later, dispatchers got a call from a teller reporting the robbery.

Investigators say the man approached the bank on foot and, once inside, demanded money. He then fled with an undisclosed amount of money -- leaving the bank parking lot in a bank teller’s pickup truck.

The suspect is described as a smaller stature man wearing blue jeans, tennis shoes, a dark-colored sweatshirt, and what appeared to be a ski mask covering his face.

The truck he fled in was a white, Ford F-150 with "Ford" across the windshield and a pink breast cancer sticker in the back window. The truck was last seen headed south on East Street in Minford.

Donini said the bank robbery could be linked to some other crimes in the area.

Detectives are requesting if anybody has seen this suspect or vehicle to please contact the Sheriff's Office or local FBI office, but not approach the vehicle.



ORIGINAL STORY
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A Scioto County bank was held up late Wednesday morning.

Captain Shawn Sparks with the Sheriff's Office tells WSAZ.com that the U.S. Bank in Minford on Route 139 was robbed at 11:15 a.m.

Sparks says no one hurt. No information has been released on the suspect(s).

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