User Login    
 + Register
News : Teller Hurt In Essex, Missouri Bank Robbery
Posted by Randy on 2014/3/19 4:26:25 (456 reads) News by the same author

(dailystatesman.com) -- Police are looking for two suspects following the robbery Monday morning of the First Commercial Bank branch at Essex, Mo.

Click to see original Image in a new window

According to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner, two subjects described only as black males, entered the bank at 11:25 Monday morning and demanded money.

Details were sketchy as of early afternoon Monday, but it was confirmed that two employees -- the branch manager and a teller -- were in the bank when it was robbed and were overtaken by the subjects. Both employees were reportedly taken to SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter following the incident. Early reports stated a teller sustained minor injuries during the robbery, and that both were taken to the hospital for a well being check.

Law enforcement from the Stoddard County Sheriff's Office, Essex Police, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the office of the FBI from Cape Girardeau remained at the scene Monday afternoon. Crime tape surrounded the bank facility and its parking areas.

"We are looking at the bank's surveillance footage," Hefner stated, "and hope to know more once we see that."

FBI officials, Hefner noted, are automatically called in when a bank robbery occurs.

A news release from the Sheriff's Office late Monday afternoon provided a description of the subjects' clothing. One subject was described as wearing blue coveralls with a high visibility vest over the top and had a brown back pack. That subject was also wearing a black ball cap. The second subject was wearing what appeared to be denim pants with a high visibility yellow sweatshirt and a red sock cap with white stripes.

No approximate ages were listed in the descriptions of the two males.The pair left on foot and were possibly picked up by a third party in a vehicle that may have been parked nearby, but their direction upon leaving the bank was unknown.

It was not revealed Monday how much money had been taken in the robbery or if robbers gained access to the bank's safe.

Details of the crime will be published as they are released from authorities.

Essex is a city of 472 located in eastern Stoddard County, accessible by Highway 60 one mile to its north.

The Essex branch of First Commercial Bank was established in 2007. It is the final acquisition of First Commercial banks in Southeast Missouri, each owned by Norman Harty of Dexter. The robbery marks the second time a Harty-owned bank has been robbed within the past six months. The FCB branch at Morley, Mo. was held up at gunpoint on Oct. 11, 2013. Two individuals were later charged with that crime.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/4/17 11:00:00 - THS Senior Named Missouri's FFA President
2015/4/17 10:31:23 - NCMC Postseason Nemesis To Host National Tournament, Starting in March 2017
2015/4/17 10:30:00 - Trenton Clipped By Chariton In Tight Boys Tennis Battle
2015/4/17 10:21:00 - NCMC Pirates Blow Late-Game Lead, Swept On Thursday
2015/4/17 10:06:32 - Trenton Middle School Boys Win PC Relays
2015/4/17 9:20:00 - Trenton Girls, Brookfield Boys Win Trenton Relays Team Titles
2015/4/17 9:00:42 - Lawson Wins Cameron Golf Invitational, Trenton Sixth
2015/4/17 8:41:25 - Mizzou Basketball Signs Point Guard To '15 Class
2015/4/17 8:20:00 - Phi Mu Epsilon Hosts 90th Anniversary Party At NCMC
2015/4/17 8:10:00 - Daviess County Hosts Solid Waste Collection In May
2015/4/17 8:05:44 - Grand River Tech Organization To Host Mock Accident
2015/4/17 7:57:31 - Sullivan County Lifts Boil Advisory
2015/4/17 7:40:00 - Area FFA Students Compete For State Awards
2015/4/17 7:33:07 - Gallatin Hires New City Administrator
2015/4/17 7:27:41 - Man Shot, Killed In MU Parking Garage
2015/4/16 11:23:07 - NCMC Makes Signing Of THS Standout Official
2015/4/15 15:20:00 - Trenton Girls Dominate TMS Track Meet At CF Russell Stadium
2015/4/15 15:17:18 - Savages Sweep THS Boys Tennis
2015/4/15 15:07:07 - Eighth-Inning Wild Pitch Gives NCMC Baseball Victory In Kansas
2015/4/15 15:00:44 - NCMC Lady Pirates Trample Graceland JV
2015/4/15 13:10:00 - Laredo Board Approves Raise For Certified Staff
2015/4/15 13:10:00 - Newtown-Harris Offers Contract To Principal Foster
2015/4/15 13:10:00 - Princeton Basketball Coach Resigns, Takes Principal Job At Ridgeway
2015/4/15 11:20:00 - Trenton Resident Charged With Marijuana Possession
2015/4/15 11:20:00 - Pleasant View District To Place New Sign In Front Of School
2015/4/15 11:10:00 - Trenton R-9 Announces New Hirings For 2015-16 School Year
2015/4/15 10:40:00 - Novinger Wildcats Cruise At Milan
2015/4/15 9:44:17 - Trenton Lady Bulldogs Win Brookfield Relays
2015/4/15 9:40:00 - NCMC Women's Basketball Hits Iowa For 2015 Recruit
2015/4/15 9:27:25 - Shorthanded Trenton Beats Princeton In Monday Golf Duel



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM