WINCHESTER — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they suspect robbed a United Bank branch this morning.
According to Capt. Donnie Lang, police believe after watching surveillance video the suspect is the same man who robbed the same United Bank, at 199 Front Royal Pike (U.S. 522 South), on July 28.
Deputies were called to today's robbery at 9:11 a.m. Lang said the man, described as a tall, around 6-foot, black man with a thin build, ran into the bank and jumped over the counter.
He allegedly ordered two bank teller clerks to empty their cash drawers into a black bag he was carrying. The man did not display a weapon or note.
Lang said he left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and the clerks lost sight of him after he went over a grassy hill toward Costco.
The man, believed to be in his early to mid-20s, was wearing a white short-sleeve T-shirt, light blue jeans and a red baseball cap that was darker in the front and lighter in the back with an unknown emblem on the right side of the bill.
Lang said there were four employees in the bank at the time and that no injuries were reported. He added that the management at the bank were the same employees who were there during the July 28 robbery, but the tellers were different.
Investigators believe that the robber may have gotten away in an older-model, maroon-colored, 4-door sedan that was seen in the area just before the robbery.
Police suspect that it is the same vehicle from the previous robbery, and that another person, the driver, might also be involved. No arrests have been made in the July 28 robbery.