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Another bank robbed in small Pike County town

VIRGIE, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police are on investigating a bank robbery in eastern Kentucky.

The burglar hit the U.S. Bank in the Virgie community of Pike County just after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

In surveillance pictures (attached), you can see the man covered from head to toe, armed with a gun.

Police say he left the bank with a getaway driver on a four-wheeler, driven by someone else. The driver is seen in the picture wearing khaki-colored clothing and boots.

It's the second time in six weeks a bank in Virgie has been robbed, and the second business in two weeks that has been robbed in the small town.

On November 3rd, we told you about the Double Qwik in Virgie was robbed at gunpoint.. The man was described as around six feet tall, wearing a brown coat and bandana. He got away on foot. He's still on the loose.

On October 3rd, the Community Trust Bank in Virgie was robbed. The man was described as about six feet tall with a slender build. He was disguised, and also fled on foot. Police say he was wearing a white hoodie with his face covered. He is still on the loose.

In September, Kentucky State Police linked three similar robberies in Floyd County. On September 26th, Newman's Shop A Lot in Harold was robbed. A man came in that day shoved a piece of wood into the clerk's back, pushing her behind a county. They say he showed a gun and demanded cash. He's still on the loose. He's described as a while male about six feet tall, wearing blue jeans, gloves and a mask.

On September 29th, The Cardinal Country store was robbed in Stanville. A man about six feet tall, wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, blue gloves and face covered ran in, took cash from the registers, and left on foot. He is still on the loose.

Also on September 29th, the VIP Fuel gas station was robbed in Grethel. The man was described as six feet tall, wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, blue gloves, and his face was covered. Police say he ran in and took cash from the registers. He fled, and is still on the loose.

Kentucky State Police have not said the robberies are connected, though they have said the three Floyd County robberies are linked.


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