Springfield man arrested after allegedly robbing bank with note


A Springfield man was arrested after allegedly robbing a west side bank with a handwritten note earlier this week.

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Rodney J. Oglesby, 33, of 908 W. Rose St., pleaded not guilty to one count of robbery in the Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday. Bond was set at $10,000.

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

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

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A few minutes later, the employee sat down with him and asked to see a paycheck stub. Oglesby then allegedly pulled out a handwritten note that said: “I need ten thousand in twentys 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 collected the ID and requested a warrant for robbery. Oglesby was taken into custody early Wednesday morning, jail records said.

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