STAR CITY, W.Va. — For the third time in less than 24 hours West Virginia police found themselves investigating a bank robbery where a man used a knife in the crime.
The latest robbery took place Wednesday morning in at the United Bank branch in the Monongalia County town of Star City. Police said a man, described at 6-2, 220 lbs., walked into the bank, pulled out a large hunting knife and demanded money.
The man, dressed in overalls and wearing a metallic mask, jumped on the bank’s counter and pointed a hunting knife at workers. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
There were two other bank robberies in West Virginia at just before 1 p.m. Tuesday where the robber had a knife.
Preston County police said a man robbed the Wesbanco branch in Bruceton Mills and police in Wheeling are investigating a robbery at the United Bank branch at the corner of 12th and Main streets.
No arrests have been made.