Suspect caught in bank robbery

Jefferson City police investigate a 5:30 p.m. Tuesday robbery in the drive-through lane at Hawthorn Bank on West Truman Boulevard. It was the second local bank robbery in the past week.

Jefferson City police investigate a 5:30 p.m. Tuesday robbery in the drive-through lane at Hawthorn Bank on West Truman Boulevard. It was the second local bank robbery in the past week. Photo by Gerry Tritz.

UPDATE: Charges have been filed in connection with Wednesday's arrest in this case.

See: Woman charged in two bank robberies

Earlier coverage on Wednesday:

UPDATE: 3:12 pm: On 12-29-2010 at 10:45 am Cole County Sheriff’s deputies, Jefferson City Police officers, Missouri State Highway Patrol officers and the FBI stopped a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the Hawthorn Bank West robbery on 12-28-2010 in the 3500 block of Hwy 50 West near the Capital Mall.

A 38-year-old Cole County resident was taken into custody without incident and was brought to the Jefferson City Police Department for questioning.

The interview eventually led to the arrest of this person for the robbery at Hawthorn Bank West as well as the robbery on 12-20-2010 of the Missouri Credit Union on West Edgewood.

A search of the suspect’s vehicle and home provided law enforcement with evidence of both crimes. The investigation is continuing at this time.

The suspect is currently in the Cole County jail awaiting charges.

UPDATE 2:49 pm: The arrest of a 38-year-old female suspect in connection with Tuesday night’s bank robbery has produced more results that originally thought.

Captain Bob Cynova with the Jefferson City Police Department said the suspect who was arrested by Jefferson City police officers and Cole County deputies on U.S. Highway 54 West has been linked to the Dec. 20 robbery at the Missouri Credit Union on West Edgewood Drive.

Officers searched the suspect’s home and vehicle, where they found evidence implicating her in the earlier incident.

The suspect is currently in the Cole County Jail awaiting charges.

ORIGINAL: The Jefferson City Police Department announced Wednesday that a suspect has been taken into custody in relation to Tuesday’s bank robbery at on West Truman Boulevard.

In a press release, JCPD spokesman Capt. Bob Cynova announced that, in a joint effort with the Cole County Sheriff’s Department, a 38-year-old female driving a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used during the bank robbery at the Jefferson City Hawthorn Bank on West Truman Boulevard was stopped on U.S. Highway 50 West near the Jamestown exit.

The Sherrif’s Department and the FBI are continuing to work on the case.

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