Suspect wanted in Centerburg bank robbery
By SAMANTHA SCOLES
News Managing Editor
CENTERBURG — The First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Centerburg was robbed Friday afternoon by a lone robber.
At approximately 2:35 p.m., a white male entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. The suspect, who did not show a weapon, left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Bumpus.
According to Knox County Sheriff David Barber, the subject was last scene traveling on foot southbound on South Hartford Avenue. The suspect is described as a white male; 5 foot, 8 inches to 6 feet tall; weighs approximately 170 to 180 pounds; and has facial hair. He was wearing a black jacket over a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
No one was injured in the incident.
“He held up the one teller,” Bumpus said. “She is going to be fine; she’s a little shaken up.”
He said tellers participate in role playing situations and attend a seminar once a year for training on how to deal with robberies and other issues that may arise in their positions.
The bank closed after the incident in order for detectives to investigate. The bank will operate during normal hours Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Bumpus said this was the third robbery at the bank since 2001.
“We were held up on Christmas Eve day when a robber pulled a gun on me. That was back in 2001,” Bumpus said. “In 2003, between Christmas and New Year’s, they held up my vice president. So this is our third one in less than 10 years.”
Anyone with information regarding the robbery at 5 E. Main St., is encouraged to contact Lt. Gary Rohler or Detective Doug Turpen at the sheriff’s office detective division at 740-393-6800.
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