Highland police seeks public's help in identifying bank robbers

News-DemocratFebruary 16, 2014 

Highland Police Department announced Sunday that two suspects participated in the bank robbery at Bradford National Bank on Friday, and they asked for the public's help in locating and identifying the two men.

A man armed with a handgun stole money from the bank's ATM as an employee was attending to the machine outside the bank, located at 1100 Mercantile Dr., at 8:30 a.m. Friday, police said. The female employee was not injured.

The suspect is described as a white man approximately 6 feet tall with a slender build in his 20s or 30s. He was wearing a camouflage hat with orange or red lettering on the front, a dark Carhartt-style jacket, dark cargo pants and a black and white camouflage scarf across his face.

Highland police is also looking for another suspect, who is also described as a white man approximately 6 feet, one inch tall with a slender build in his 20s or 30s. He was last seen wearing a white "Hollister" pullover sweatshirt, dark pants and tennis shoes.

Highland Police Detective Darren Twyford said the first suspect conducted the robbery while the second suspect was the driver.

Police said the suspects are believed to be in a newer model blue Ford Mustang with two black stripes down the middle, a black hood scoop and louvers on the side rear windows. Louvers are a type of window covering shield screen.

The suspects, who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, are to be considered armed and a dangerous, according to police. A large caliber-semi automatic weapon was used in the bank robbery, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Highland Police Department 618-654-2131.

Contact reporter Jamie Forsythe at 239-2562 or jforsythe1@bnd.com.

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