Man robs Lanesville bank; police ask for information
Police are still investigating last week’s robbery of the First Federal Savings Bank of Lanesville. The bank, formerly The Farmers State Bank, was robbed Thursday morning at 10:31.
The suspect, a white male approximately 20 to 30 years of age, made verbal demands and gave a note to a bank employee but no weapon was displayed, police said. The man then fled on foot from the bank, which is located along Main Street, before getting into a dark colored, foreign model car that had damage to its rear.
Bank employees told police the vehicle headed west on S.R. 62 and they noted the rear of the vehicle contained purple duct tape. The tape ran vertically from the rear window to the rear bumper.
The suspect made away with an undisclosed amount of money.
No one in the bank was injured.
The case is being investigated by the Indiana State Police with assistance from the Lanesville Police Dept. and the sheriff’s departments in Harrison and Floyd counties.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Post in Sellersburg at 1-812-246-5424 or 1-800-872-6743.
Kentuckiana Crime Stoppers is also offering up to a $1,000 reward for the capture of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 1-502-582-CLUE (2583).
‘We’re just following leads as they come in,’ said ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin, the public information officer at the post.