City National Bank robbed

Published 10:35 am Friday, November 22, 2013


CHESAPEAKE — An undetermined amount of cash was stolen at gunpoint from the City National Bank on Rockwood Avenue in Chesapeake, according to Lawrence County Sheriff’s Jeff Lawless.

The robbery happened at 10:12 a.m. this morning when a male, dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt and mask and brandishing a small caliber handgun allegedly demanded money from a teller. The suspect took the cash and fled on foot into the wooded area behind the bank.

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The suspected is described as having a medium build.

Lawless said canine units were immediately requested and the Huntington Police Department provided the dogs. Lawless said the dogs picked up a scent for a short distance but, with the wet weather conditions, the scent was lost.

City National Bank was also robbed at gunpoint in September.

“The descriptions are somewhat similar to our last robbery suspect so it’s something we are certainly looking into to see if it matches up, but there is nothing confirmed on that,” Lawless said.

The investigation is ongoing at this time and the bank is closed while bank officials retrieve security footage.