Police arrest man that could be connected to Joplin bank robbery
MIAMI COUNTY, Kan. – Authorities arrest a man they say robbed the Landmark National Bank in Louisburg, Kansas on July 19, 2021. Joplin police earlier this week say they were investigating whether it was the same suspect who robbed Great Southern Bank that same day. Surveillance photos took during both robberies show the suspect wearing similar clothing and driving a white car.
According to a press release, members of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Joplin Police Department and Kansas City Missouri Police successfully identified, located and arrested the suspect on July 20. His identity will be withheld until formal charges are made.
The bank robbery in Louisberg, Kansas happened Monday morning, July 19, around 10:00 a.m. The FBI says a suspect with a KC hat and white 4-door car robbed the Landmark National Bank. Authorities say the suspect demanded cash and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
Kansas authorities say the suspect left in a white sedan. They describe the suspect as a white man who is between 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and 5 feet 8 inches tall. They say he’s heavyset with salt and pepper hair. The suspect was wearing a ball cap, white tennis shoes, and a black face mask.
In Joplin, the robbery at Great Southern Bank happened the same day, but shortly before 1:00 p.m. During this robbery, Joplin Police say the suspect displayed a weapon then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. There are no injuries.
Joplin authorities describe the suspect as a white male, approximately 5’ 5”, wearing a black facemask, blue and white KC hat, dark-colored shirt, and blue jeans. The suspect fled the scene in a white 4 door passenger car.
The Great Southern Bank is offering a reward of $3,500 for information relating to the identity, arrest, and conviction of the suspect in this case.
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