Police now seek minivan in Elkview bank robbery
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police are still looking for a man who robbed a bank in Elkview Thursday afternoon and now say the suspect fled in a different vehicle than was initially reported.
Police said on Thursday that the suspect brought out a black pistol and demanded money from a teller at the Chase Bank on Railroad Avenue, then fled in a gold or beige Chevrolet Malibu.
After interviewing more witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage, police now say they are looking for a silver Pontiac minivan.
The vehicle was seen headed south on Pinch Road after the robbery, according to a release from Kanawha Sheriff’s Spokesman Cpl. Brian Humphreys.
No customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery, but several employees were working.
The suspect was reportedly wearing a mask, a navy blue shirt and blue jeans. He was described as a white man between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall.
Police wouldn’t say how much money was stolen.
Anyone with information should call the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office at 304-357-0169 or submit a tip online at www.kanawhasheriff.us.