Three Men With AK-47 Rob Bank

by Katie Jeffries on December 11, 2009 at 6:47 am

Three men with an assualt rifle robbed a Cambridge bank Friday morning.

The Cambridge Police Department says that three men robbed Wesbanco on Wheeling Avenue in Cambridge around 9:30 AM.

"From what I was told by the Cambridge Police Department, they were wearing dark clothing, hoodies and I believe may have been wearing masks," says Sgt. Clark Felix with the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Sgt. Felix also says one of the men had an AK-47 that he left behind at the bank. No one was injured in the robbery. The three men described as young, black males made off with a large sum of money, but were pulled over by troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol on I-70 West around 10:15 AM. Sgt. Felix says the suspects were taken into custody without incident, but officers were very careful knowing the men may be armed.

"Anytime there is a robbery and they broadcast it as an armed robbery there is always concern.  We did not find any weapons in the vehicle at the time of our stop, but we did not do a thorough search.  Once we saw what we needed, we shut everything down and turned it over to the Cambridge Police Department," says Sgt. Felix.

A large sum of money was discovered in the trunk of the suspects’ car. Sgt. Felix says one of the suspects has a lengthy criminal record and appears to be from Columbus.  It is unclear why the suspects chose Wesbanco to rob. Wesbanco was closed today due to the robbery.



Katie Jeffries