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5 NEWS UPDATE: Alleged Armed Robbery at Veterans Organization; Suspect Still on the Loose
Written by Whitney Wetzel
Last updated on February 11, 2013 @ 9:42AM
Created on February 10, 2013 @ 9:45PM
Update - 11:30 p.m.
After searching for the reported armed robbery suspect in the woods nearby a Harrison County veterans organization for about two hours Sunday, police say he's still on the loose.
This all started around 9:00 p.m. at the American Legion in Bridgeport. Police said right around 8:30 p.m., a man walked in with a pistol and demanded money from the employee behind the counter. That employee was the only person inside the building at the time and she wasn't hurt.
The man, however, was able to get away with some cash. Police searched around the airport and a nearby cemetery with K-9's, but didn't have any luck.
Police said the suspect is a white man, about six feet tall and has a medium build. He was wearing a light colored coat with a hood that was lined with fur.
If you have any information, call the Harrison County Sheriff's Department at (304) 623-6655.
Original Story - 9:00 p.m.
Police are on scene of an apparent armed robbery at the American Legion in Bridgeport. Officers, along with K-9's, are in the woods searching for the suspect.
5 News is still working to get more details, but this all started around 9:00 p.m. Sunday night. Police told the 5 News reporter on scene that no one has been hurt, but they are searching for at least one man around the airport and a nearby cemetery.
The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is handling this investigating. If you have any information, call (304) 623-6655.
Stay with 5 News for more updates.
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