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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Robbery suspect still at-large

  • The man wanted in connection with the bank robbery in Maryville last week is still at-large, police said Monday afternoon.
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  • The man wanted in connection with the bank robbery in Maryville last week is still at-large, police said Monday afternoon.
    "We still have some we're leads pursuing, [but] we don't have any persons of interest or suspects at this time," said Director of Public Safety Keith Wood.
    Police on Nov. 13 responded to Nodaway County's first reported bank robbery in 27 years.
    According to a police-issued press release, the suspect entered the Bank Midwest branch at 1016 S. Main about 9:45 a.m.
    No weapons or threatening notes were used in the "verbal"  robbery, Wood said.
    The suspect, dressed in a top hat, glasses, a scarf and a heavy overcoat, demanded money and fled the scene within approximately 35 seconds.
    The suspect was also carrying a messenger-style bag.
    He fled the scene in a white, four-door sedan with an undisclosed amount of money, is described as a white male, approximately 40 years old, 5'10 to 6 feet tall, average build, with a short dark beard and moustache.
    Photos of the suspect caught on security camera were sent out to local media and nationwide to assist in the investigation.
    Wood said the department continues to work with the FBI in comparing the MO of the suspect with other incidents that might have occurred elsewhere.
    So far, investigators believe that the suspect was from out of town.
    "Some local people have come forth, but none of those leads have developed," Wood said. "But we still strongly encourage that."
    Wood said this is the first report of a bank robbery he can recall in at least 25 years in Maryville.
    Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White said this is the first incident reported within the county since the 1986 robbery of a bank in Elmo.
    Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 660-562-3209.
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