Suspect held in Columbia bank robbery
Saturday, February 25, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police in Columbia are investigating whether two bank robberies in two days were committed by the same man.
Authorities said a man with scruffy facial hair and wearing a hooded jacket held up a branch of Boone County National Bank on Friday afternoon. The man handed a teller a note demanding money and ran out with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police said no weapon was displayed.
A 49-year-old man was taken into custody minutes later.
Police said the suspect and the details of the robbery were similar to those of a holdup Thursday morning at a branch of Landmark Bank, also in Columbia.
Charges against the arrested man were pending Friday evening.
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