MARTIN — Police officers were called out last Friday after two men reportedly robbed the Martin branch of First Commonwealth Bank.
Mattie Triplett, of Garrett, said she was just there to do some banking, before getting breakfast when the robbery took place.
Triplett said that she noticed the men standing near the stop sign across the street, “acting fidgety” before she went into the bank. “I should have said something,” said Triplett.
According to Triplett, when she exited the bank and got into her car, the two men sprinted across the roadway and into the bank.
“They came across that road so fast,” said Triplett. “They came flying in there.”
She says when she saw lots of activity going on in the bank once the men entered. “When I saw those hands moving, I knew there were robbing the bank.”
The perpetrators were described as two males, armed with a large butcher knife. One was wearing a red hoody sweatshirt. The other was wearing a hat and Halloween mask.
Greg Wilson, president of First Commonwealth Bank, said no one was injured during the robbery.
“The employees followed proper procedures to protect themselves and their customers,” said Wilson. “Police responded quickly and the investigation is ongoing.”
There were no reports as to how much money the criminal escaped with, though a trail of it was left behind in their wake along the streets.
As of press time on Tuesday, no arrests have been made.