Police arrest suspect in robbery

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Authorities Friday arrested a man who they say they believe robbed the United Bank branch at 199 Front Royal Pike in Winchester on Sept. 5.

Jamal Ezell, 40, of Greensboro, N.C., was charged with bank robbery, according to a news release from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. The charges were filed after local police in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and members of the U.S. Marshal Services Fugitive Task Force arrested Ezell.

The news release stated that Ezell was in custody at the Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg pending extradition to Virginia.

Police reports on the Sept. 5 bank robbery state that the suspect did not display a weapon nor was anyone injured. The suspect jumped over the top of the counter and demanded that the tellers give him money from their cash drawers, according to police.

The suspect then jumped back over the counter and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Ezell’s arrest came about three weeks after the arrest of Robert Austin Scott, 24, on two counts of bank robbery linked to the United Bank branch at 2252 Valley Ave. in Winchester on Sept. 18 and Oct. 6.

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