A federal warrant was put out yesterday for Brian Corbett by the Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in Huntington.
Corbett is the primary suspect in Tuesday's robbery of the Boone County Bank in Logan and was the primary suspect in the November 2007 robbery of the United Bank in Aracoma.
"He is in the National Crime Information Computer and is considered armed and dangerous," said Logan Police Chief E.K. Harper whose department was first on the scene of the bank robbery call.
Anyone with information about Brian Corbetts' whereabouts is asked to contact the FBI at 304-525-4741, or the Logan Police Department at 304-752-6535, the Logan County Sheriff's Department at 304-792-8590 and/or the West Virginia State Police at 304-792-7200.
Police say Corbett should not be approached or challenged in any way.
Chief Harper said the .22 caliber handgun which was pointed by the robber at one of his officers had been recovered but the suspect possibly still has what appeared to be a .357 magnum which was also used in the commission of the crime and he could be dangerous.
"We are pretty sure it was a .357, because on the video. It was clearly a revolver," Harper said yesterday afternoon.
"Also, we know of a .357 that was stolen recently in another robbery."
Early Wednesday morning, FBI officers, along with the Logan Police Department, the Logan County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia State Police viewed video surveillance footage from several businesses around the bank.
Chief Harper said video footage from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College's mining academy showed the suspect in the robbery walking around outside the bank minutes before the robbery attempt took place at 2:49 p.m.
The video also showed the same suspect running out of the bank and getting into a vehicle which fled the scene.
Initially, police believed the robber was using the car as a getaway vehicle, however it may have been used primarily by the thief to change into and out of his disguise. There are report that the suspect may have tried to use a public school bus to get away by walking onto the bus behind a group of students.
"We believe he attempted to get on a school bus after he left the car," Chief Harper said.
"The car has not been found yet, but J.R. (Adkins) did get the license plate number from it and we are looking for it as well. We tied him to the car with several other things, including the mine academy video that showed him coming up White Street four minutes before the robbery. He bailed into the getaway car.”
The robber got away with more than $30,000 in cash, reports said.
FBI Special Agent Joseph Ciccarello from the Huntington Field Office is in charge of the investigation working with the Logan Police Department, Logan County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia State Police.
Chief Harper said all the law enforcement agencies showed up and worked together on the case, which came as part of a very hectic day for local law enforcement.
Earlier in the day another robbery call came in from the Sycamore Inn in Williamson.
"The subject in that robbery fled in a Cadillac headed towards Logan," Harper explained adding that local police caught up with him at the Save-A-Lot in Holden and detained him for the WVSP and the Williamson police department.