Authorities Search for Weyers Cave Bank Robbery Suspect

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Investigators are trying to track down the suspect in a bank robbery in Weyers Cave. The robbery took place just before 3 p.m. at the Carter Bank and Trust on Franklin Street.

Augusta Sheriff's deputies say the suspect, dressed in a gray hoodie and khaki shorts, came in demanding money. There were approximately five employees in the building at the time, but no customers.

"A white male, maybe early 20s, or mid-20s, presented a note to the teller indicating a specific amount of money and that he had a weapon. A weapon was not presented, but he implied that he did have one,” said Paul McCormick, investigator with the Augusta Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say they're getting info about a vehicle and will look at surveillance video from the scene.

If you have any information, authorities are asking that you call Crimestoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office, Virginia State Police, Shenandoah Valley Airport Police responded to Carter Bank and Trust for a reported robbery.

A bank employee called 911 at approximately 2:53 pm.

Suspect is a white male, 20 to 30 years of age, approximately 5'11 and 170 pounds. Suspect was wearing khaki carpenter style shorts, gray hoodie with a red baseball style under the hood, red undershirt, tan Nike shoes. Suspect has blue eyes and dark facial hair. Suspect left the bank on foot heading in a southern direction from the bank.

Investigators are still on location gathering information.

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