Posted: Oct 16, 2012 12:58 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2012 7:41 AM
Police in Adair County are looking for the man who stole money from a Columbia bank, and held a worker at gunpoint. It happened at the United Citizens Bank on Campellsville Road, Monday afternoon.
Columbia police released a snapshot of the man recorded on bank surveillance video. Investigators say he's about six feet tall, weighs about 200 pounds, and is in his sixties. The suspect is wearing a plaid jacket and a green hunting hat.
Police say around 4:30pm, the man walked into the bank and asked to speak with a loan officer.
"My guys have looked at a lot of video, I've seen video, the employees don't recognize him, I don't recognize him, and he told employees there he was just passing through," says Columbia Police Chief, Jason Cross.
Cross says once the man was alone with that loan officer, he pulled out a gun, and demanded money.
"He was apologetic the whole time, that was odd that he would do that," Cross says.
When he got the cash, police say the robber told the worker to bring him out to the worker's car.
"The employee had advised them not to pull the alarm, due to his safety and their safety," Cross says.
Investigators say the robber drove the two to a restaurant down the road, told the loan officer to get out, then dropped the car at the Dollar General next to the bank. Police aren't sure where he went from there.
"We'll be following up leads, we'll be looking at surveillance, taking calls, anything my detectives hear, we'll be on it."
Workers at the Dollar General tell LEX 18 they say they didn't see anything and nothing was caught on surveillance video.
Detectives are looking into where this man may have bought the hunting clothes he was seen wearing in the video.
If you have any information, call Columbia police.