Authorities are investigating a bank robbery that occurred this (Wednesday) afternoon at Jamesport. The incident happened about 2 o'clock at the Home Exchange Bank.
A bank official said no one was hurt but he deferred other questions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Media Spokesman Bridgett Patton said a white male entered the bank, approached a teller, and made an oral demand for money. The individual, with an undisclosed amount of money, then fled on foot with the direction of travel not
The F-B-I spokesman describes the suspect as about five feet eight to five feet ten inches tall; an average weight; and an estimated age between 20 and 30.
Witnesses are quoted by the F-B-I spokesman as saying the suspect was wearing a long black jacket – perhaps like a trench coat. He also reportedly had on a motocross style helmet with a visor, also wearing sunglasses, gloves, and tennis shoes.
The spokesman noted pictures from a surveillance camera at the bank will help to provide a more complete description. Ms. Patton noted the suspect was carrying a plastic bag in one hand with an unknown something in the other hand. It wasn't immediately clear whether that hand was visible to the teller or anyone else.
The Daviess County Sheriff's Department told KTTN-KGOZ that authorities were looking for what is believed to be a Chevy pickup – either green or cream over tan in color.
Working the investigation of the Jamesport bank robbery are officers from the F-B-I, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Daviess county Sheriff's Department. Anyone with information pertaining to the robbery investigation are to contact the Daviess County Sheriff's Department in Gallatin.