Security National Bank on 920 W. Main St. in Springfield is closed, according to a letter posted on the bank’s door. Bill Lackey/Staff

Security National Bank on West Main in Springfield closes

Security National Bank on 920 W. Main St. in Springfield has closed, according to the bank’s president.

Security National Bank’s President John Brown said the company made the “difficult,” decision to close the location after five robberies in just over a year.

The branch on West Main was closed temporarily on March 11 — after the most recent robbery — and that was when the company had a decision to make, Brown said.

“We didn’t take this decision to close lightly. This was our first branch ever,” Brown said. “We know what it means to close this branch and we know what it means to the people in that area.”

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Brown said the company did “everything” they could to continue keeping the branch open, including adding extra security measures.

“But we reached a point where I didn’t feel comfortable for our associates and our customers,” Brown said. “Fortunately, none of the robberies were ever violent, but we couldn’t guarantee that would be the case moving forward.”

Security National’s West Main location had six associates, between part-time and full-time, Brown said. All associates have been given a position at one of the bank’s other Springfield locations at 1756 N. Limestone St. and 40 S. Limestone St.

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