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Galena Bank Robbery


Man in cowboy hat and button up shirt

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Galena Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are conducting an active investigation into an armed bank robbery, which occurred at approximately 12:32 p.m., on Monday, June 22, 2013.

The American Bank, located at 901 East 7th Street in Galena reported that a white male, dressed in black cowboy boots, black jeans, gray / green long sleeve shirt, dark sunglasses, carrying a black satchel and brandishing a black handgun entered the bank and demanded money.

The suspect left a short time later on foot.

At this time, law enforcement believes that the suspect got into a dark blue passenger car, possibly a Pontiac, which was parked nearby.

The suspect has been described as approximately 5’06, 150 pounds, clean shaven, 30-40 years of age, and smelled of alcohol.

Anyone with information concerning the suspects identity is asked to contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 620-429-3992, 620-848-3000 or the Galena Police Department at 620-783-1900.

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