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UPDATE: Williamstown Police searching for bank robbery suspect

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UPDATE: Officials say a robbery alarm came in around 10:30 this morning from Williamstown National Bank.

Williamstown Police Chief Sean Graham said the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Graham said the suspect “lifted his shirt and exposed what appeared to be a firearm” during the robbery, but no one was injured.

The suspect was last seen on foot fleeing away from Highland Avenue.

“We’re searching the area, processing the scene, and checking for any potential suspects,” Graham said.

If anyone has information, please call 911, Graham said.

UPDATE: Williamstown Police say the suspect is a white male, thin build, 5′ 6” to 5′ 7″ in height.

Wood County Schools Assistant Superintendent Mike Fling says Williamstown schools are not allowing anyone out or in of the buildings, but otherwise are functioning normally.

WILLIAMSTOWN – Police are pursuing a suspect on foot who was seen leaving Williamstown Bank after police responded to a panic alarm.

The call came in around 10:45 this morning. A responding officer saw a man in a mask leaving the bank.

Early reports say the suspect was wearing a gray flannel coat over a lighter gray hoodie, blue jeans, and had on a mask which looked like an elderly person. The suspect may also have been wearing a blue hat.

The Williamstown Police Department is in pursuit. Other law enforcement units are responding to the area and the Marietta Police Department monitoring traffic on the Ohio side of the Williamstown Bridge.

See full story in Wednesday’s News and Sentinel.

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