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Second bank robbery in 24 hours

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. (WYMT) - The search is on for two men who robbed a bank in Pike County.

It all happened in South Williamson when police say the duo walked into the US Bank, guns drawn, and demanded cash.

It happened on Tuesday, just one day after another bank robbery in Floyd County.

Police said two men with guns entered the US Bank in South Williamson demanding cash.

Witnesses said they knew something strange was happening but did not realize it was a robbery.

"Four-wheeler come through the lot and it goes up into the, instead of cutting into the highway like they usually do it went up into the grass," said Bruce Hinkle.

Hinkle said he sets up a mobile store every day on the same corner and has never seen anything like this happen before.

"Why would you go up on the grass? They usually go up the main highway. Four-wheelers come through here all the time but that's a first," said Hinkle.

But people who live nearby said other robberies have happened just down the road.

"It is kind of scary that the robbery happened right here, not to mention it's happened at Double Kwik before too," said Vanessa Evans.

Police said one of the robbers was dressed in dark clothing, the other in light clothing, but they said both had their faces covered.

"It's pretty well out in the open this bank is. It's not out of the area," said Hinkle.

No injuries were reported.

"I wish they would start taking extra precautions so that these people could be caught," said Evans.

Bank employees were unable to comment.

Police said they have no reason to believe this is connected to yesterday's bank robbery in Floyd County.

Anyone with information about either robbery should call Kentucky State Police.


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