Police Searching For Pike County Bank Robber

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Police are still searching for a suspect after a bank robbery Tuesday morning in Pike County. It happened at the BB&T bank in Robinson Creek. Police say the person they're looking for left on a motorcycle, but that's about all they know right now.

Troopers found the motorcycle, but not the suspect. Investigators say they know it's a man about six feet tall, but say he was wearing a helmet and a hooded sweatshirt when he left the bank. No one was hurt and now Robinson Creek residents are on the lookout.

"I just staggered in on the tail end of a bank robbery," said Robinson Creek resident Reo Johns.

Johns believes he's a lucky man. Tuesday morning, he decided to go to the post office first before the bank. That decision kept him away when a robber entered the Robinson Creek BB&T Branch Bank.

"When the perpetrator entered the store, they were wearing a full motorcycle helmet, black in color, demanding money, and armed with a weapon," said Scott Hopkins with the Kentucky State Police.

No shots were fired. Police say the the robber got an undisclosed amount of money and then left the scene on a motorcycle.

"I know these girls in here. I bet it scared them to death," Johns said.

Troopers later found the motorcycle abandoned a half mile down the road. Community members are on edge.

"I think it's unusual for here at Robinson Creek. It's created a lot of excitement today though I'd say," Johns said.

Johns is happy no one got hurt, and even happier he went to the post office first.

"It would have scared me if I'd happen to been in there, but I barely missed it," he said.

He and the rest of the community say they hope whoever did this is caught and in jail.

Police say the suspect is about six feet tall with light colored hair. He was wearing grey hooded sweatshirt, jogging pants, and black Nike gloves. If you have any information, please call police.

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