2nd Proctorville bank hit by robber

Published 10:18 am Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ROME TOWNSHIP — For the second time in a week, a Proctorville area bank has been targeted by a robber and authorities say it could be the same man.

At 10:45 a.m. Monday a 6-foot-tall white male entered Liberty Bank.

“He had on a hooded sweatshirt, face mask and was wearing gloves,” Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said.

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He was brandishing a dark-colored hand gun and demanded cash from a teller.

“She complied and he fled from the bank,” Lawless said.

There were three employees in the bank at the time and no customers.

The man drove away in a four-door sedan described as tan or silver.

Similar clothing was worn by the robber of U.S. Bank on this past Tuesday. The robber also fled the scene in a similar car.

“We are working with authorities out of West Virginia as far as leads because of the close proximity of the (31st Street) bridge,” the sheriff said.