(Stuart) A bank robbery that occurred at around 3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon at First State Bank in the 200 block of North Division Street in Stuart is under investigation.
Officers learned that the bank had been robbed by a subject believed to be a female, who was wearing a bright green dress. The suspect was approximately 5’4”with dark red or brown hair. The suspect may have been wearing a wig to conceal their identity.
The suspect handed a teller a note demanding money and the teller complied. The suspect left the bank on foot to the north. A witness later reported to police that the suspect climbed into the trunk of a car which was parked nearby in an alley. The car is described as a newer model dark navy sedan with a squared back end. The vehicle was last seen leaving northbound in the alley. The suspect was approximately 5’4”with dark red or brown hair.
The Stuart Police Department is being assisted by the FBI and DCI in its criminal investigation. Guthrie County Sheriff’s Deputies and State Patrol Troopers assisted at the scene of the crime. DCI Crime Lab Technicians were also dispatched to the scene to collect evidence.
At this time the suspect is not known. We are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. This person may or may not be from the Stuart area. If you think you recognize this person please contact the Stuart Police Department at 515-523-1896 or the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office at 641-747-2214.
May 21, 2013