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South Point bank robbed

Published 9:09pm Saturday, August 18, 2012

Authorities searching area for white male suspect


SOUTH POINT — An armed robber got away with an undetermined amount of cash from the US Bank branch in South Point Saturday morning.

“A white male entered the lobby of the bank at approximately 10:47 a.m. demanding money and showing a gun,” Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said.

South Point Police were the first to respond to the scene.

The man was described as 5 foot 8, weighing 150 pounds, wearing blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt and a partial ski mask.

“He fled down a couple of streets on foot,” Lawless said. “A search is being conducted. We will be taking Max (of the K-9 unit) to search as well.”

No one was injured, the sheriff said.

South Point Police and sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate.

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