The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Local News

February 13, 2013

Police believe bank robber hit two other cities

ANDERSON, Ind. — Police in three agencies are exploring a possible connection between a bank robbery Wednesday morning and two other incidents over the past week.

A masked man armed with a handgun held up the Ameriana Bank branch on Anderson’s south side at about 9:30 a.m. and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, according to police reports.

Anderson police spokesman Detective Joel Sandefur said the man entered the bank at 1724 E. 53rd Street, went to a teller’s station and showed the teller a note demanding cash, which was placed in his hand. He went to second teller and showed her the note as well, Sandefur said.

Sandefur said there is a “strong connection” between Wednesday’s robbery and two recent robberies in Marion and Kokomo.

“We’re pretty sure we can connect him with those as well,” Sandefur said.

Major Brian Selvon of the Kokomo Police Department also said he suspects there’s a connection with the three incidents. He said the thief in a Kokomo robbery in late December also wore an old mask to alter his appearance.

The man didn’t make any threats or point a weapon at anyone, but it was clear he was armed, Sandefur said.

Witnesses told police the man was white, approximately 5 feet 9 inches with a heavy build. He was wearing dark colored clothing and a baseball cap. He was wearing an old man’s mask to disguise his appearance.

The man left the bank and drove away in a dark two-door Chevrolet, possibly a late 1990s or early 2000s Cavalier, Sandefur said.

He was last seen driving eastbound on 53rd Street at Scatterfield Road before witnesses lost sight of him in traffic.

Indiana State Police stopped a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car on Interstate 69 at the 219 mile marker. The driver was questioned, but later cleared of an involvement in the robbery, Sandefur said.

Reporter Jack Molitor contributed to this story.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Accident.jpg Second person dies following Ind. 9 accident

    A second person has died from injuries following an accident Wednesday on Ind. 9. Clayton Crumley, 21, died at IU Health Methodist Hospital, officials said Thursday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0724 - Messersmith, Justin Man arrested at fair after witnesses say he battered his son A father was arrested at the Madison County 4-H Fair Tuesday night after witnesses said he went too far in disciplining his 4-year-old son.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0715 - Chuck Pagano Pagano breakfast sold out A breakfast with Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is sold out, organizers said Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0724 - 4-H Fair morning 2 Work starts at sunrise at 4-H Fair With the skies filled with lightning and the threat of rain on the horizon the Madison County 4-H Fairgrounds was mostly vacant at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arrest Log: July 24 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Tuesday and Wednesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 24, 2014

  • NWS - HB0724 - 4-H fair - 142 Showmanship competition reveals best handler

    With a tug here, a push there, and gentle directional tapping with a small aluminum stick, Savannah Martin of Summitville won Wednesday's Supreme Showman trophy after four rounds directing swine, sheep, goats and steers through various handling exercises.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Appeals Court: Pendleton prison worker harassed Indiana's prison agency forced a former female employee to work in a hostile environment at the Pendleton Correctional Facility, a federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled.

    July 23, 2014

  • Ernie's Heart Pet Food Pantry collecting items The community is invited turn its "stuff" into pet food. Ernie's Heart Pet Food Pantry will be collecting "stuff" from downsizing, decluttering and redecorating on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

    July 23, 2014

  • SPT - HB0725 - Colts arrive - JC - 307a.jpg Wayne arrives in IndyCar for Colts Camp

    Ed Carpenter woke up to rain Wednesday morning and briefly worried his big opportunity might be lost. But the two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter's fear proved to be unfounded. He delivered Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne safely to Anderson University at the wheel of a two-seat IndyCar.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arrest Log: July 23

    Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 23, 2014

July Staff Photos


Buy and browse more photos from The Herald Bulletin

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Auto Industry Book
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook