Police Link Bank Robbery Suspects to 3 W.Va. Heists

Posted: December 11, 2013

Images of the suspects from this morning's bank robbery provided by
the Winchester Police Department.

Updated 4:35 p.m.

The Winchester Police Department said in a news release that it has linked the two suspects in Wednesday’s bank robbery at SunTrust to three other bank robberies.  

  • October 22, 2013 – United Bank in Charles Town, WV
  • November 25, 2013 – United Bank in Charles Town, WV
  • December 3, 2013 – Citizens National Bank in Berkeley County, WV

Updated 11:30 a.m.

WRNR Radio in Martinsburg, W.Va., is reporting that shortly after an all-points bulletin for a black or blue Nissan with Maryland tags was broadcast by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, a vehicle matching the description was spotted in the Inwood, W.Va., area along Interstate 81. A panic alarm at an Inwood bank was set off shortly after the vehicle was spotted.

Berkeley police are investigating three bank robberies from last week in the county, according to WRNR.

Winchester Police said they are investigating, but don't know if the Winchester robbery and what is happening in Inwood are related.

Updated 10:25 a.m.

WINCHESTER -- Police are searching for two suspects this morning after a Winchester SunTrust Bank was robbed.

The SunTrust Bank at the corner of Amherst Street and Linden Drive near Winchester Medical Center was robbed this morning around 9:06.

Winchester Police say two black men came into the bank at 1738 Amherst St. and demanded money. They didn't display a weapon.

The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money and drove west on Amherst Street in a black four-door sedan.

The men were described as both being between 280-300 pounds. One suspect has a thin mustache and was wearing a green coat, glasses, black pants, boots and an old-style Army hat. The other was wearing a bright orange hat with an emblem, a pink or orange button-down shirt, a leather brown coat and sunglasses.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeSolvers at 540-665-8477 (TIPS).

Check back for more details and see a full report in Thursday's Winchester Star.