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Update: Ashland Police recover van connected to bank robbery

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Published: Jan. 9, 2020 at 4:20 PM EST
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Police have recovered a van believed to have been used in a bank robbery Thursday afternoon in Ashland.

A suspect is wanted in a reported bank robbery in the 2900 block of Blackburn Avenue in Ashland.

Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley said the suspect remains on the run.

The robbery happened at 2:43 p.m. at the PNC branch in the 2900 block of Blackburn Avenue.

Kelley said the suspect indicated to bank employees that he had a weapon. That man got away with an undetermined amount of cash.

A patrol officer found the van at an apartment complex along Woodland Avenue, according to the chief.

Police continue processing evidence from both scenes.

While nobody was hurt during the robbery, the chief says it's traumatic for those working at the bank.

"I'm sure the bank has things in place for those kinds of high-profile situations, especially when the threat of force is imminent and used against them," Chief Kelley said.

Kelley says the Scioto County Sheriff's Department informed them the van had been reported stolen from Scioto County.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ashland Police at 606-385-3127 or their local 911 agency.

Original Story

Ashland Police were on the scene Thursday afternoon of a reported bank robbery in the 2900 block of Blackburn Avenue.

The department posted about the incident on its Facebook page around 3:30 p.m. Officers say it happened at the PNC branch. They did not say how much money was stolen, if any.

Police say the suspect drove away in a full-size white panel van with West Virginia plates 7EM618. Police suspect that van is stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ashland Police at 606-385-3127 or their local 911 agency.

APD is on scene of a reported Bank Robbery at the PNC Bank in the 2900 block of Blackburn Avenue. No injuries are...

Posted by Ashland Police Department on Thursday, January 9, 2020

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