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Deputies Investigating Bank Robbery In Lawrence County, Ohio

Reported by: Send eMail Dan Matics
Videographer: Dan Matics
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Tiersa Davis
Reported: Nov. 22, 2013 10:52 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 22, 2013 11:54 PM EST

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Lawrence Bank Robbery
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Chesapeake , Lawrence County , Ohio

Deputies are investigating the robbery of a bank that was hit less than three months ago in Lawrence County, Ohio.

The robbery was reported at the City National Bank on Rockwood Avenue about 10 a.m. Friday in Chesapeake.

Deputies said the suspect was armed with a gun and was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a mask over his face. The suspect then fled into the woods behind the bank.

Jane Clark has two family members who work inside City National. She rushed to the scene after her daughter-in-law called her from inside.

"They're both fine and for that I give god praise," Clark said. "I'm scared to death, I'm worried, they just need someone to give them a hug and tell them it's going to be OK."

On Sept. 17, the bank was robbed by a suspect who then fled in a wooded area behind the bank.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless told Eyewitness News detectives are investigating to see if the two crimes are connected.

The robber is described as a "medium sized, slender build male" who was seen wearing a mask and a black hooded sweatshirt.



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