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Manhunt ensues after Sussex bank robbed

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Dec 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-29 16:55:30-05

SUSSEX, Va. – The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two robbers hit a Sussex bank on Monday just before noon.

Two men entered the Bank of Southside Virginia at 12441 Main Street in Sussex, detectives said.

One of the men pulled out two guns while the other man pulled out one gun. The men demanded money and told everyone to get on the ground, according to detectives.

The men left with an unknown amount of cash and ran in the direction of Halifax Street.

The men are described as black males wearing dark colored hooded sweatshirts, facemasks, and dark pants. Authorities are collecting evidence at this time.

Monday afternoon, Virginia State Police confirmed that they and a SWAT team searched a vacant house on Maplewood Avenue. No suspect was found, and police continue their search.

Additional updates will be posted as they become available.

If you have any information on the robbery, you can call Crime Solvers at 434-246-5436 or the Sussex County Sheriffs office at 434-246-5361.