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Thayer, Mo.Update: Despite the fact that Thayer police received several calls yesterday after the FBI released a description and photos of the bank robber today(Thursday) Thayer Chief of Police Daryl Childers said they have no solid leads in the case. —
Thayer police confirm that the Great Southern Bank branch, 323 E. Walnut, just off Highway 142 East next to Walmart was robbed at 8:30 a.m. this morning.(Wednesday)
The robber ( or robbers were armed,) was not believed armed according to a later FBI statement and the amount of money taken is not yet known.
Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Oregon County Sheriff are assisting in the investigation.
The main bank is headquartered in Springfield, Mo.
The FBI office in Kansas City is taking part in the investigation and has released photos of the suspect and his vehicle.
The FBI statement follows:
FBI NEWS RELEASE
April 22, 2015
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at approximately 8:34 a.m., an unknown adult, white male subject walked into the Great Southern Bank (GSB) located at 323 East Walnut, Thayer Missouri, and committed a bank robbery.
The subject approached the teller counter and provided the victim teller with a bank robbery note demanding cash. This demand note appeared to be written on a GSB deposit/withdrawal slip. The victim teller complied with the subject’s demands and provided the subject with an undisclosed amount of money. The subject took this money and fled the GSB on foot, running west. No weapons were displayed and no injuries were reported.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Thayer Police Department at (417)264-3819, Missouri Highway Patrol at (417) 469-3121 or the Federal Bureau of Investigation at (417) 882-3303. Great Southern Bank is offering a $3000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this subject.
Subject was described as follows:
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hair: Short, dark
Age: Mid 20’s
Clothing: While golf style hat; white t-shirt with logo and a dark blue zip-up sweater; blue jeans
Weapon: No visible weapon
Misc: Facial Hair
Vehicle: Dark four door Chevy Malibu Hatchback
Anyone with questions or information is asked to call Thayer Police Chief Daryl Childers at 417-264-3819 or Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Warren Wiedemann at 417-469-3129.