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Beckley Police searching for bank robber who fled on bike

By  in News | October 21, 2019 at 2:17PM

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Raleigh County authorities are searching for the person who robbed a bank in downtown Beckley Monday.

The incident happened at the City National Bank on South Kanawha Street near the intersection with Main Street at approximately 10:15 a.m.

Investigators described the suspect as an adult male wearing a blue jacket, black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and white tennis shoes. He reportedly was wearing a Halloween-style mask with the face of a cartoon monkey.

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money and left the scene riding a silver and white mountain bike, which later was recovered by police on East Prince Street near the YMCA building.

The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Beckley Police Department in the investigation.