Bank robbery

Fairmont Police cars had been stationed at BC Bank Monday, following up on a call about a robbery.

FAIRMONT – Fairmont Police are still investigating the Monday robbery of BC Bank on East Park Avenue.

Detective Zachary Buck with the Fairmont Police Department is leading the investigation, and on Tuesday said there were no major updates in making an arrest.

“It’s still ongoing at this time, there is no clear suspect,” Buck said.

“It’s not confirmed, but we are looking into other past bank robberies in the area," Buck said.

According to Buck, the police are looking into similarities between this robbery and other robberies in Monongalia and Preston counties for which there have also been no arrests.

An official with BC Bank said the organization would not be commenting on the robbery at this time. Buck also said there is no further information to disclose at this time.

A Monday Facebook post by the Fairmont Police Department stated that a call came in at 10:48 a.m. Monday about a white male between 40 and 50 years of age, between 6-feet to 6-feet-2-inches tall with salt and pepper hair and goatee who had entered the East Park Avenue BC Bank demanding money from the teller with the threat of a possible weapon.

He was wearing a grey long sleeve shirt with blue jeans, a black Under Armour ball cap, blue bandana and tennis shoes, according to the Facebook post.

The post also said the suspect left the bank on foot, but possibly escaped toward I-79 on a red and black cruiser-style motorcycle.

The police request that anyone with any possible information on the crime call 911, or the Fairmont Police at 304-366-4200.

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Eddie Trizzino has been a reporter with the Times West Virginian since August of 2017, covering the entertainment, business and health beats. He spends most of his time listening to records, going to the movies and strolling through the town.