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UPDATE: Westover Police Investigating WesBanco Armed Robbery

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Update

Westover Police released security camera photos in connection with a bank robbery that occurred January 3.

It happened at the WesBanco on Commerce Drive around 1 p.m.

Police described the robber as a light-skinned male, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, wearing a faded blue "West Virginia" sweatshirt and jeans.

It was the third armed bank robbery in Westover during the month of January in three years.

If you have any information, contact Westover Police at 304-296-6576.

Update

Westover Police said they are looking at possible connections between Thursday's armed bank robbery and others in the city within the past two years.

Thursday's incident occurred at the WesBanco on Commerce Drive shortly before 1 p.m. It was the first at the WesBanco, but armed robberies have occurred at the United Bank in Westover during the first week of January each of the previous two years.

Police described Thursday's robber as being a male standing 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, a similar description as the robbers in 2011 and 2012.

Police said Thursday's robber was light skinned, wearing a faded blue "West Virginia" sweatshirt and jeans, and got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police used the State Police's K-9 unit to follow leads based on witness accounts and made several traffic stops, but no arrests.

WesBanco has since reopened.


Original Story

The Westover Police Department is investigating an armed bank robbery.

It happened at the WesBanco on Commerce Drive shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday.

Westover Police said a white male in dark clothing walked into the bank, pulled out a gun, and demanded money.

Police said he got away with an undisclosed amount.

West Virginia State Police, the Granville Police Department, and the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department all responded to the incident.

Police said more information will be released Friday.