According to the report, the suspect asked an employee about opening a new account. After the employee offered to help the suspect, he allegedly handed the employee a green folder with a piece of paper inside it.
“The piece of paper had a handwritten note stating, ‘No alarm will shoot everybody give me the money now,’” the report says.
The report doesn’t specify whether or not employees or other witnesses saw the suspect with a gun or other weapon.
By the time police arrived, the suspect had fled, and officers were unable to find him.
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Springfield Police Sgt. Joe Tedeschi confirmed that the suspect did get money from the bank but didn’t specify the amount.
Bank robberies aren’t common in Springfield, said Tedeschi, who could only recall one other in the past year.
“I don’t believe we have had many,” Tedeschi said.
Police are using the surveillance footage and evidence gathered at the scene to continue their investigation, Tedeschi said.