The suspect armed with a handgun, demanded cash and then fled south and west on foot from the bank. A Joplin Police K-9 unit tracked the suspect to a nearby apartment complex but officers were unable to locate him.
The suspect, having worn a half mask, was described as a white male, dressed in a black hoodie with white writing on the sleeves, blue jeans and black shoes. He left with an undetermined amount of cash.
In custody is 22-year-old army deserter Timur Mitchell Short. He was captured in a motel in Aurora. An investigation continues regarding whether an accomplice, still at large, participated in the robbery with Short.