UPDATE: Police Searching for Landmark Bank Robber

5 years 3 months 1 week ago Wednesday, August 29 2012 Aug 29, 2012 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:00:00 PM CDT August 29, 2012 in News
By: Joe Chiodo
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COLUMBIA - Columbia Police are currently looking for a man accused of robbing the Landmark Bank located at 202 North Stadium Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.  Sgt. Latisha Stroer said the suspect fled northbound on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

According to police, around 2 p.m. the suspect showed a bank teller a note that impied he had a weapon and demanded money.  Police said the suspect fled on foot after receiving the money.  An unkown amount of customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery, but no injuries occurred.

Police have not released a photograph of the suspect.

Stroer said the bank will remain closed Wednesday until a full investigation is complete.  Stroer told KOMU 8 News officers are trying to recover surveillance footage, but the description does not match any recent robberies.  

Stroer also said the department brought in a K-9 unit from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, but the search was not successful.

The Columbia Police Department is asking anyone with more information about the robbery or anyone who saw something suspicious at the time of the robbery to contact the department or Crime Stoppers at 875-TIPS.  Calls remain anonymous.  

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