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Police search for bank robber

By John Joyce
Published in News on June 4, 2013 1:46 PM

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Video capture of the person suspected in a Pikeville bank robbery Monday.

PIKEVILLE -- Pikeville police are trying to discover the identity of the man who walked into the Heritage Bank at 100 W. Main St. Monday and held it up at gunpoint.

At this point. it is believed he acted alone.

"There was an armed robbery at about 12:20 p.m., involving one black male carrying a dark-colored handgun," police Chief Pascal Tucker said.

The suspect appeared to be wearing a rainsuit of some kind and had blue surgical gloves over his hands. He also wore a wig.

Tucker did not specify the amount of cash the robber stole, but said that he fled on foot and was last seen headed toward I-795. No vehicles were seen by the tellers, but there might have been one waiting nearby, Tucker said.

"That doesn't mean (the suspect) is local, but we're not ruling anything out at this point," he said.

Investigators are asking that anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or to text tips to 919-222-4230.

Callers can contact the Pikeville Police Department directly at 919-242-5330.