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Guard Killed in Va. Bank Robbery

February 17, 1999

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A man walked into a bank Wednesday, shot a security guard to death and told a teller he would do the same to her unless she filled a plastic trash bag with cash by the time he counted to 10.

``He started counting backward, 10, nine, eight ...″ Chesterfield County Police spokesman Don Kappel said.

The man ran out of the NationsBank branch in the suburb of Bon Air and disappeared in an area of shops and homes. Dozens of police searched the area but found nothing.

The robber resembled a man who had held up the same bank one month ago, using a female accomplice, Kappel said. The same branch was robbed twice in 1998.

The bank had just recently hired the uniformed security guard.

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