(SULLIVAN CO.) - Wednesday afternoon at 12:15, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from the First Financial Bank at 819 Main Street in Farmersburg, reporting a bank robbery.
Indiana State Police, Sullivan County and Vigo County Sheriff's deputies all responded to the scene at US 41 and Main Street in Farmersburg.
Preliminary investigation revealed a black male entered the bank, approached the tellers, displayed a dark colored semi-automatic handgun, and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of currency, the suspect fled northbound on foot from the bank. Investigators believe he then entered a white passenger car parked approximately 150 yards northeast of the bank and within a residential neighborhood.
State police believe he then fled northbound on US 41 from Farmersburg.
The suspect is believed to be a black male, 5-06 to 5-07, thin build, wearing a dark hat with red STL letters, dark mask, green sunglasses, dark sweater type shirt, dark pants, and white gloves. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a white Chrysler passenger car with substantial damage to passenger side.
Vigo County Sheriff's Deputy Khris Morris and his K-9 "Blitz" was able to track the suspect northeast of the bank through yards to where investigators believe the suspect vehicle was parked along Cyrus Street. During the track, troopers and deputies recovered several pieces of evidence believed to be from the robbery.
The bank employees and two customers were inside the bank at the time of the robbery. They were shaken, but no injuries were reported.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact ISP Detective Mike Taylor at 765-653-4114, the Putnamville Post.
Assisting were ISP troopers, detectives, and crime scene investigators from the Putnamville Post, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Vigo County Sheriff's Office, Farmersburg Town Marshal, Hymera Town Marshal, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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