Owensboro Police searching for bank robbery suspect - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Owensboro Police searching for bank robbery suspect

Source: Owensboro Police Source: Owensboro Police
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Owensboro Police continue to look for the suspect in a bank robbery.

Police say a man walked into the Fifth-Third Bank on Frederica Street Saturday morning, said he had a gun and got away with cash.

Police say they have a vehicle description for the suspect, and they have some very clear pictures as well. Now, they're asking for the public's help in making an arrest.

Owensboro Police Officer Michael Hathaway says the robbery happened at about 1-:30 Saturday morning.

"A white male subject had entered the bank, went up to one of the tellers and demanded money," he said. "Now during that process, he state he did have a weapon. But he never did brandish the weapon, at any point."

Owensboro Police provided 14 News with surveillance photos that they say show the suspect taking the money, while his other hand is on the gun he claims to have.

"We do have good photos," noted Hathaway. "He's about 5'8" to 5'10", medium build, left in a dark-colored Chevy impala or some type of similar vehicle."

Hathaway says the suspect's getaway car was driven by an accomplice, who may become a part of the investigation as well. And he says the bank is trying to figure out how much money this man got away with.

"If anyone has any information or any tips, please feel free to call. We will definitely follow up on all the tips that we do have come in."

Hathaway says Saturday's robbery was the third to happen in Owensboro over a two-month span. He says he doesn't believe these bank robberies are connected, though they are investigating all possibilities.

Copyright 2012 WFIE. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Tearful candle light vigil held for teen killed in ATV crash

    Tearful candle light vigil held for teen killed in ATV crash

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:28 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:28:18 GMT
    A large crowd gathered at Pike Central Middle School in Pike County Friday night for a candle light vigil honoring teen killed in ATV crash.A large crowd gathered at Pike Central Middle School in Pike County Friday night for a candle light vigil honoring teen killed in ATV crash.

    It was a tearful goodbye to a teen killed in an ATV accident in Indiana earlier this week. Loved ones of 14-year-old Caleb Poehlein held a candle light vigil in front of Pike County Middle School Friday night. "It's really simple to remember great things about Caleb," his Aunt, Danyelle Weidner told the crowd. "He was kind, he was loving, he was fearless," she cried. Caleb's family members tell us he died doing what he loved. They say he enjoyed being ...

    More >>

    It was a tearful goodbye to a teen killed in an ATV accident in Indiana earlier this week. Loved ones of 14-year-old Caleb Poehlein held a candle light vigil in front of Pike County Middle School Friday night. "It's really simple to remember great things about Caleb," his Aunt, Danyelle Weidner told the crowd. "He was kind, he was loving, he was fearless," she cried. Caleb's family members tell us he died doing what he loved. They say he enjoyed being ...

    More >>
  • All lanes opened after I-69 crash in Hopkins Co.

    All lanes opened after I-69 crash in Hopkins Co.

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:14:30 GMT
    (Source: Jason Hale)(Source: Jason Hale)

    A section of Interstate 69 in Hopkins County was shut down because of a serious crash, according to Madisonville police.

    More >>

    A section of Interstate 69 in Hopkins County was shut down because of a serious crash, according to Madisonville police.

    More >>
  • Giant consignment sale Saturday at Owensboro Convention Center

    Giant consignment sale Saturday at Owensboro Convention Center

    Friday, March 24 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-03-25 01:33:44 GMT
    (WFIE)(WFIE)

    More than 35,000 consignments items will be on sale Saturday at the Owensboro Convention Center. 

    More >>

    More than 35,000 consignments items will be on sale Saturday at the Owensboro Convention Center. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly