Law enforcement officers are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Edmond early Tuesday morning, an FBI spokesman said.
At about 7:30 a.m., an unknown male approached a bank employee as the employee was entering the IBC bank, 421 S. Santa Fe Avenue, said FBI special agent Clay Simmonds. The man displayed a butcher-style knife and demanded entry into the bank and the teller complied, Simmonds said.
Once inside the bank, the man obtained an undisclosed amount of money from a teller drawer and the bank vault, Simmonds said. The money was placed in a backpack and the man attempted to lock bank employees in the vault before fleeing out the south doors of the bank, Simmonds said.
No one was injured during the incident, Simmonds said.
Simmonds said surveillance photos and witness descriptions depicted the person as a black male about 6-foot 1-inch in height weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a light colored zip-up jacket, dark shirt, blue jeans, white bandana over his face, light gray knit cap, white New Balance tennis shoes and gloves.
The robbery is being investigated by the FBI and the Edmond Police Department, Simmonds said.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery should contact the FBI at 290-7770, a 24-hour number. Callers may remain anonymous. The Oklahoma Banker’s Association is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and/or conviction of anyone robbing a member bank.
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