Bank offers reward for robbery information

Published 10:09 pm Monday, August 29, 2016

A local bank is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in a Monday bank robbery.

The robbery happened at the Farmers Bank in the 1000 block of West Washington Street. It was reported at 2:02 p.m.

According to a city press release, an unknown adult black male armed with a firearm entered the business and demanded money from the teller. He fled on foot headed east on West Washington Street with an undetermined amount of currency. No one was injured during the incident.

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The suspect is described as 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing about 160 to 180 pounds, with a trimmed beard, wearing a light-colored, long-sleeved collared shirt, dark-colored pants, dark shoes and a light-colored ball cap.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text the keyword SPDVATIP and the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.