Police search for Lincoln County bank robber

Police released this surveillance video Friday afternoon.
Police released this surveillance video Friday afternoon.

ALUM CREEK, W.Va. — A bank robber got away from police in a wooded area of Lincoln County near the scene of the crime Friday.

The man walked into the Community Trust Bank in Midway, near Alum Creek, at just after 11 a.m. He pointed a gun and demanded money. He ran from the building after getting an undisclosed amount of cash.

State troopers and sheriff’s deputies from Lincoln and Kanawha counties arrived on the scene and began looking in the woods near the bank. They also used K-9 units but were unable to locate the suspect.

Police are looking for a white man. He was wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans at the time of the heist. He also had a camouflage bandana around his face.

Police officers were on hand when students were dismissed at the regular time from nearby Midway Elementary. The school was on lockdown for a few hours.

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