Bank Robber Uses Bomb Threat

By: Jeff Shepard
By: Jeff Shepard

The man suspected of robbing the Citizens National Bank in Meridian is still on the loose.

The Meridian Fire Department's bomb-sniffing dog was called out Wednesday, after a man entered the Citizens National Bank on 23rd Avenue and 11th Street, and told the teller he had a bomb.

"He gave the clerk there a note requesting money and told them a number to disarm the bomb 10 minutes after he left," said Meridian Police Lt. Lee Currie.

The suspect is described as a white male, between the ages of 40 and 60. He is approximately 5’9” and weighs about 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a khaki hat, a blue jacket with a green collar and blue jeans.

He made off with an undetermined amount of money, and fled the scene in a gold or bronze colored Dodge Intrepid. Currie said the suspect was in the bank Wednesday morning before the robbery, asking for the branch manager.

Officials ask the public for their help in gathering information.

"If they happened to be in the area at that time, and they saw this vehicle and this subject, call us," said Currie.

Call Crimestoppers at 485-1860 or call the police department.


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