Community First is 2nd bank robbed in 2 weeks
Police are looking for a ‘person of interest’ in Monday’s robbery of the Community First Bank downtown Corydon branch. He also may have a connection with the July 8 robbery of the First Harrison Bank in Palmyra.
Det. Bill Wibbels of the Indiana State Police said they are looking for William (Donnie) Ritter, 25, whose last known address is New Salisbury.
Ritter is 5-foot-11, about 150 pounds and has several tattoos on his arms and neck, police said.
Monday’s robbery occurred about 12:10 p.m. when a white male entered the bank on Chestnut Street and produced a note demanding money from a teller. Wibbels said the suspect fled on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.
No weapon was displayed, Wibbels said.
During the robbery in Palmyra earlier this month, the suspect entered the bank about 12:40 p.m. and implied he had a weapon although none was shown. After receiving the money, the suspect fled on foot and was seen getting into the passenger side of a late 1980s or ’90s, dark colored Ford Ranger pickup driven by another white male.
The suspect in both robberies had brown hair with facial hair and a goatee, police said. On Monday, the suspect was wearing a white T-shirt with a red design on the front and a pair of blue jeans.
‘This is a multi-agency investigation,’ Wibbels said, involving ISP, Corydon Police Dept., Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Louisville Metro Police 1st Division.
Anyone with information about either robbery or the whereabouts of Ritter should contact the Indiana State Police at 1-800-872-6743.