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CPD release photo of getaway car in Kanawha City bank robbery

KANAWHA CITY, W.Va. — Charleston police are hoping the image the getaway car used in a Kanawha City bank robbery will help lead to an arrest.

Charleston police say the getaway car is believed to be at this top of this photo.
Charleston police say the getaway car is believed to be at this top of this photo.

Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives at the Charleston Police Department, said a man allegedly robbed the United Bank at 5901 MacCorkle Ave Wednesday at around 9:30 a.m.

The vehicle is described as a light-colored Chevrolet Equinox.

“We think that releasing an image of the getaway car that someone will recognize it and put two and two together and call us with a tip,” Cooper told MetroNews.

Surveillance video, Cooper said, shows a man wearing an orange wig and white WVU hat and camouflage clothes. His face is covered.

“The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. He did produce a firearm,” he said.

Police had K-9 units on the scene and schools in the area were put on lock down for a few minutes.

Charleston police say this man robbed a bank in Kanawha City Wednesday morning.
Charleston police say this man robbed a bank in Kanawha City Wednesday morning.

No injuries were reported.

Cooper said no customers were inside the bank during the time of the robbery.

Police are encouraging the public to call the CPD Detective Bureau with any tips at 304-348-6480.





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