Bank Employee Robbed Outside Landmark Bank

6 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Friday, June 24 2011 Jun 24, 2011 Friday, June 24, 2011 8:43:00 AM CDT June 24, 2011 in Breaking News
By: Peter Terpstra and Gerard Carleton

COLUMBIA - A man robbed a bank employee outside of Landmark Bank at 3100 Paris Road at around 7:33 Friday morning.

According to Latisha Stroer, spokesperson for the Columbia Police Department, the employee says as she was entering the bank when a man dressed in all black and a ski mask, armed with a handgun, emerged from the bushes. The unknown man then demanded her wallet and keys. He proceeded to steal her car and drive it a block down Mexico Gravel Road.

The car was found abandoned, but still running, at the corner of Mexico Gravel Road and Alpine Drive by police soon after. The suspects black clothes were found in the woods nearby. The bank employee's wallet, which was attached to her car keys, was still in the car.

The suspect and weapon were not found. Nothing was taken from the bank. Columbia Police are investigating the incident.

If you have any tips or information on this crime, please contact Columbia Crime Stoppers at 573-875-TIPS.

 

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