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Police, FBI offer $1,000 reward for information about Wednesday bank robbery

February 13, 2013, 5:37 p.m. Updated February 14, 2013, 2:15 p.m.

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Police and the FBI have offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the Wednesday afternoon robbery of Lawrence Bank, 100 E. Ninth St.

A surveillance photo shows the man who robbed Lawrence Bank, 100 E. Ninth St. Wednesday afternoon. The Lawrence Police Department and the FBI have offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of the suspect.

A surveillance photo shows the man who robbed Lawrence Bank, 100 E. Ninth St. Wednesday afternoon. The Lawrence Police Department and the FBI have offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of the suspect.

A still frame from surveillance video taken at Lawrence Bank, 100 E. Ninth St., during a robbery Wednesday afternoon about 4:45 p.m. The Lawrence Police Department and the FBI are investigating.

A still frame from surveillance video taken at Lawrence Bank, 100 E. Ninth St., during a robbery Wednesday afternoon about 4:45 p.m. The Lawrence Police Department and the FBI are investigating.

The robbery was reported about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, after a man entered the bank alone, showed employees a handgun, and demanded cash, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. Witnesses said the suspect fled on foot, headed north on New Hampshire Street.

Detectives investigating the robbery Wednesday evening said employees complied with the man's demands for money. After examining video, police said the suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, about 5-foot-7 and of average build. Earlier reports describing the suspect's clothing were contradictory, McKinley said. Lawrence police will investigate the robbery along with the FBI.

It's been more than a year since a bank robbery was reported in Lawrence. The last occurred when Central National Bank, 603 W. Ninth St., was robbed twice, on July 14 and Nov. 30, 2011. Elliott Reid Werner, 26, pleaded guilty to those robberies in December and was sentenced to more than nine years in prison.

The cash reward for information is offered by law enforcement through Crimestoppers. Anyone with information is asked to call 843-TIPS (8477).

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Comments

Russell Fryberger 1 year, 1 month ago

With all of the HD cameras on the market why can't banks have cameras that show better photos of these creeps?

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mdlund0 1 year, 2 months ago

Hey! The bank's got one of the official Kansas handguns prohibited signs right on the door... are they saying that didn't stop the robber? Maybe it really does only keep law-abiding citizens from defending themselves.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 2 months ago

It was the guy in the picture. When do I get my reward?

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Kent Noble 1 year, 2 months ago

With that camouflage pullover and hat, I'm sure they won't reconize his uncovered face! What a dumb a_s!!!

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reality_check79 1 year, 2 months ago

No disguise?? Wig, makeup, not even glasses with the fake nose!!! I'm very disappointed...

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mikekt 1 year, 2 months ago

How come it is a grainy, fuzzy, low resolution black and white photo ?

They could save the lower costs, of low resolution black and white video pics and just hand robbers a mask at the door to wear !

There must be a law on the books that if you video security recording equipment that they have to produce awful pictures that are hard to see clearly .

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otto 1 year, 2 months ago

I have a camera system and I could download a pic off of it within 5 minutes.

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irvan moore 1 year, 2 months ago

it would be nice to have a picture of the bank robber so alert citizens could keep an eye out for him (pretty sure bank should have a security camera)

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