St. Clairsville Police Look For Huntington Bank Robbery Suspect

Photo Provided In this photo provided by the St. Clairsville Police Department, a video surveillance camera shows the suspect entering the bank.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Law enforcement agents are searching for a man who robbed the Huntington bank downtown at about noon Friday.

Officers at the scene said the man entered the bank and gave a teller a note demanding money. He did not show a weapon and fled on foot.

The bank is closed temporarily during the investigation. No one was injured. At about 12:20 p.m., officers learned someone had picked up the man in a vehicle and was seen traveling towards Quaker City. Cruisers then sped from the bank seen to pursue the suspect.

A sheriff’s department investigator at the scene said they believed the suspect may have been involved in another bank robbery that occurred in Bridgeport a couple weeks ago.

During the Unified Bank robbery Nov. 24 in Bridgeport, a man also gave a teller a note demanding money. He fled on foot after getting cash.

In that case, surveillance footage showed that the man walked down DeKalb Street to reach the bank. Following the robbery, he exited the bank through its west side entrance and ran south on DeKalb Street.

Additional video footage from the area revealed that the suspect headed toward Wheeling Island on foot, traveling along South Lincoln Avenue.

Officials with the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department could not be reached for more comment Friday.

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