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    West Virginia Police looking for suspects that robbed a bank; Suspect had “special intelligence”

    By Annalise MurphyJohn Lynch,


    Chester, West Virginia Police are looking for three men involved in a recent bank theft at the Hancock County Savings Bank in Chester on Friday, June 7.

    All three men involved are Black males. One male went into the bank, and the other two stayed in the vehicle, believed to be a newer white Toyota Camry.

    Chief Chuck Stanely says this theft case is unusual compared to other theft cases they deal with.

    “This suspect went into the bank and must have had some special intelligence. He knew the account holder banked with Hancock County Savings Bank, had a photo ID with his photo and the account holder’s name and address. He presented himself confidently as that person and requested a withdrawal of over $1000.”

    Chief Chuck Stanley | Chester Police Department

    It took the actual account holder several days to realize what happened, and they have since filed a report and are working with the bank to get their money back.

    Chief Stanely says the suspects are facing identity theft and grand larceny charges.

    He believes these suspects are not from the area and have a professional background in theft.

    “The man who went into the bank did not have an account number. So, he gave the tellers some story that he needed to see his recent transactions, and he had that photo ID with the account holders name and address. The tellers did not think anything of it since he had a photo ID. The unusual thing about this case is that he somehow knew the actual account holder had an account at Hancock County Saving’s bank.”

    Chief Chuck Stanley | Chester Police Department

    Chief Stanley says the two men in the vehicle dropped the man who went into the bank off on the sidewalk and then went to the McDonalds to wait.

    They then picked him up and went up Route 30 towards Pennsylvania.

    This incident was reported to the Chester Police Department on Thursday, June 13, 2024, and they are investigating the situation.

    Other local law enforcement has been made aware of the incident.

    If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Chester Police Department at (304) 387-2820 ext. 04.

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