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Last updated 10:20PM ET
July 22, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Bank robbed in Coolville near pipe bomb scene
Hocking Valley Bank in Coolville
(WOUB) - Athens County Sheriff Vern Castle says it's a distinct possibility that the pipe bombs found this morning at post offices in Guysville and Stewart may be related to the robbery of the Hocking Valley Bank in Coolville a few hours later.

But he says there's just isn't any evidence to connect the two incidents at this time.

It all started just after six this morning when a call came in that explosive devices were attached to the back door of each post office.

The bombs have not exploded.

A Columbus bomb squad along with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Postal Service are assisting the sheriff's office on the scene at the post offices.

Just about four hours later, Castle says a call came in about a robbery at the Coolville bank.

He says one armed intruder entered the bank and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The FBI and the sheriff's office are looking at the bank surveillance video to try to determine a description of the suspect.
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