|Westview branch of Scott County State Bank robbed Friday by lone suspect|
Law enforcement authorities are looking for leads from the public on the male suspect who stole over $500 from the Westview branch of the Scott County State Bank on Friday morning, June 27.
Fairly good photos of the man are now on Facebook and other social media. Those with information are welcome to call the Scottsburg Police Department at 752-4462 or the anonymous Tip Line at 752-2333. The Sheriff’s Department can be reached at 752-8400 or through its anonymous Tip Line at 752-7898. The Sellersburg post of the Indiana State Police can be reached toll-free in Indiana at 1-800-872-6743.
Scottsburg Police Chief Scott Zellers, Capt. Robert Amick and Sgt. Rodney Watts were all dispatched to the Westview branch, located on State Road 56 west of the Scottsburg Wal-Mart, at 9:46 a.m. Employees had set off the bank alarm, which notified the 9-1-1 Center that help was needed.
The teller whose window was targeted by the hold-up man gave a good description of the robber. She said he was perhaps 5-8 in height, around 170 to 180 lbs., had dark hair and a medium build. He was wearing a button-up green short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.
The man said nothing to her during the transaction. He approached her window and placed a note which said, “This is a robbery. Have gun, no die packs, no marked money, do not push alarm, put money on counter, do not leave counter, both drawers, don’t get anyone hurt.” Aware that there was a customer with four children in the branch, the teller took some money out of her drawer and gave it to the man and told him to leave. No one else at the branch was aware of what was going on, and no one was hurt.
The man left the bank, traveling by foot to the Wal-Mart parking lot. Surveillance cameras filmed him walking and getting into what appeared to be a burnt orange or perhaps red Camaro. The car appeared to be a late 1990s to 2000s model.
From the film that has been reviewed, it appeared that the vehicle traveled east on S.R. 56.
The counter was checked for fingerprints and DNA material by Indiana State Police Detective Brian Busick.
Those with information are encouraged to contact their nearest law enforcement agency as soon as possible.