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UPDATE: Both suspects in custody following robbery at Pike County bank

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Two men are behind bars for allegedly robbing a Pike County bank.The crime happened around three p.m. Friday at the U.S. Bank branch in Meta, near Pikeville.

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META, Ky. (WYMT) - Update, 7/19/13, 11 p.m.

Two men are behind bars for allegedly robbing a Pike County bank.

The crime happened around three p.m. Friday at the U.S. Bank branch in Meta, near Pikeville.

"They entered the business with a firearm and demanded cash," said Shaun Little with Kentucky State Police. "Once they finished here at the bank they fled the scene on foot."

Troopers set up a perimeter for a half-mile around the bank before catching the suspects.

Police arrested Anthony Roberts, 28, of Pikeville and John Puett, 29, of Dorton.

They were taken to the Pike County Detention Center and each charged with one count of first degree robbery.

Police were not sure how much money was stolen.

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UPDATE 5:25pm 7-19-13:

Police say they now have both suspects in custody in connection with the robbery. We will have more as we get it.

Original story 7-19-13:

We are following breaking news out of Pike County.

Officials there tell us they are are searching for two suspects who robbed a bank.

We are told this all happened early Friday afternoon at the U.S. Bank in Meta.

Officials say at least two men walked in with a weapon and demanded cash.

We are told there are no arrests in the case at this time.

We have a crew on the way and hope to have more information soon.


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