Man uses handwritten note to rob west side Springfield bank


A man used a note to rob a west side Springfield bank on Tuesday afternoon.

The Springfield Police Division was called to the Security National Bank: Western Office, 920 W. Main St. at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

FIRST REPORT: Police searching for suspect in Springfield bank robbery

The man walked into the bank and began asking about a loan, according to a police report. An employee told the man he would need to provide paycheck stubs but the man began acting oddly, the report says.

A few minutes later, the employee sat down with the man and asked to see a paycheck stub. The man then pulled out a handwritten note that demanded money and no bag, the report said.

The employee then gave the man money and he left the bank on foot, the report says. No employees or witnesses were harmed and were able to provide a description to police officers.

Police will continue to investigate the incident today, Lt. Lloyd Alexander said.

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