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No arrest in Jackson County robberies

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The public has offered police a few leads into a possible suspect in robberies of a bank and credit union Thursday in Jackson County.

None of those tips, however, had produced an arrest as of Friday afternoon.

Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said investigators with his department and the Indiana State Police continue to look into each tip they have received in the robberies reported at The Peoples Bank branch in Crothersville and Centra Credit Union in Seymour.

“We have had a couple of decent phone calls,” he said. “One lead has not turned to be anything yet.”

Police believe one suspect, described as a white male, about 6 feet tall and roughly 200 pounds, robbed two banks in Jackson County within an hour Thursday morning.

Those banks were open for business Friday.

Abbott said the robber also is described as having fair skin, reddish/brown hair and sideburns. When he robbed Centra Credit Union, he wore a blue-and-white button-up plaid shirt with a dark T-shirt underneath. He also had on camouflage cargo shorts and a camouflage hat.

The same attire was worn at the Crothersville bank robbery except he changed into a Mr. Rogers shirt.

Abbott said the first robbery was reported at 10:49 a.m. when the man walked into Centra Credit Union, located at 520 S. Jackson Park Drive in Seymour, and passed the teller a note.

Whom to call

Anyone with information about either robbery may call the Seymour Police Department at 812-522-1234 or the Indiana State Police Post at 812-566-6704.

“There was some communication with the teller, and she obviously followed his demands,” Abbott said. “He did get an undetermined amount of cash.”

At the time, there were two customers in the Seymour bank and another was entering.

No injuries were reported in either robbery nor was a weapon displayed, Abbott said.

Abbott said the man fled on foot to a vehicle parked southwest of the bank at an apartment complex near Oak Street and Miller Lane.

A description of the vehicle was not available. Police also believe the suspect may have acted alone.

The man then drove to the Crothersville bank, located at 310 N. Armstrong St., and robbed it in a similar way — handing the teller a note and then fleeing on foot, according to state police Sgt. Noel Houze.

That robbery was reported at 11:45 a.m.

Abbott said police were unsure Friday afternoon as to how much money had been taken.

Detectives from Seymour and Indiana State Police will continue to investigate, and those with tips are encouraged to call law enforcement.

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