|On July 13, 2011 at just before 4:30 p.m. the Joplin Police Department was notified of an armed robbery that had just occurred at Hometown Bank located at 1429 E. 32nd Street. The suspect was described as a white male, possibly in his mid 30’s, 5’10” approximately 180 pounds, wearing a hat, long coat and possibly wearing a fake beard.
The suspect was in the bank prior to the robbery wearing a black cap, black shirt, brown shorts, black shoes and dark sunglasses. The suspect re-entered the bank after about 30 minutes had passed and demanded money from the tellers.
The suspect displayed a black handgun during the robbery. There were no reports of any injuries from the robbery.
The suspect was seen leaving the area in a newer model gray Volvo with Oklahoma tags. The vehicle was last seen going south on Connecticut from 32nd Street. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Joplin Police Department at (417) 623-3131 or your local law enforcement.