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South Point bank robbed

A photo of the South Point bank robbery suspect from a surveillance tape. The photo was uploaded to Facebook by the South Point Police Department.

A photo of the South Point bank robbery suspect from a surveillance tape. The photo was uploaded to Facebook by the South Point Police Department.

 

A bank robbery was reported in South Point Friday afternoon around 2 p.m.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said it took place at the U.S. Bank branch, 702 Fourth St., East, and that South Point police were handling the incident. Police said the suspect allegedly produced a firearm and took an undisclosed amount of cash.

South Point police have posted a photo to their Facebook page of the suspect, who was wearing a mask of the Marvel Comics character Deadpool.

Police said they were investigating the scene and advised people to stay clear of the area, as the suspect was said to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Point police at 740-377-4011 or the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department at 740-532-3525