UPDATE: Police have released surveillance video of bank robbery suspect

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MARION COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- UPDATE 08/12/2019 11:27 p.m.
The Fairmont Police Department have released video of the suspect believed to have robbed the BC Bank on East Park Avenue.

Police have released security video of the bank robbery suspect

The video, found on the Fiarmont police Facebook page, shows the suspect walking into the front doors to the bank.

The suspect is described as a white male between his 40s to 60s, 6 ft to 6'2" tall, salt and pepper hair, salt and pepper goatee; wearing a grey long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, black Under Armour ball cap, sunglasses, blue bandana, and tennis shoes.

Police say the suspect left the bank on foot, but the suspect vehicle is a red and black cruiser-style motorcycle that traveled toward I-79.

If you have any information about seeing the suspect in the area around the time of the incident, you are asked to all 911 or city police at 304-366-4200.


UPDATE 08/12/2019 6:00 p.m.
5 News spoke with employees of neighboring businesses to the bank who said they saw police around the area. Police also asked for any information regarding the suspect.

"I didn't see anything regarding the robbery, other than police officers did come into our office two different times. Two officers at two different times came in. They wanted to know if we had security cameras that would have been looking at the building location across the street from us but we don't," said Linda Derosa, a Marion County resident.

5 News spoke with a Marion County resident who suspected the suspect is the same man wanted for a bank robbery in Monongalia County in September of 2018 and a bank robbery in White Hall in August of 2017.

Investigating officer, Detective Buck, said that there is no confirmation that the suspects of these three robberies were the same person, but that they did share a likeness.

Det. Buck also said that no further information is known about the suspect, but that police are searching.

5 News reached out to BC Bank for comment on the robbery, but received no comment.



ORIGINAL 08/12/2019 12:21 p.m.
Fairmont City Police say that they are looking for a suspect in a bank robbery Monday morning.

According to the Fairmont City Police Facebook page, they received a call that the man walked into BC Bank on East Park Avenue and demanded money with the threat of a weapon.

According to the Facebook post, the man is in his 40s or 50s and was wearing a grey long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, a black Under Armour hat, blue bandanna and tennis shoes when he walked into the bank.

Police say that the man left on foot but possibly got on a red and white cruiser-style motorcycle that headed towards I-79.

Police say that if you have any information about him to call 911 or city police.