Butler County Times Gazette
  • UPDATE on bank robbery

  • Chief Tyler Brewer holds press conference
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  • Augusta Department of Safety Chief Tyler Brewer just met with news media with a briefing on the Intrust bank robbery which occurred at approximately 2 p.m. today.
    Brewer advised that one male dressed in a black ski mask with only his eyes and mouth visible, and wearing a blue hoodie-type sweatshirt brandished a black semi-automatic weapon, demanded money and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. He left on foot, northbound from the bank at the corner of W. 7th and Cliff Dr.
    "This was a brazen act at this time of day. A black Ford Explorer SUV that looked out-of-place was seen about that time in the area and we are hoping people who might have been watching and noticed something will call us at 316-775-4500. We encourage and welcome any and all kinds of information."
    Brewer stated that in addition to the bank's video camera, other businesses in the area have video cameras and that police personnel are processing all the video coverage of the area.
    He also reported that two bank employees were in the bank at the time of the robbery and no one was hurt. He would not comment on whether a dye pack had been placed with the money.
    The FBI is working with local law enforcement on the case.
    The Gazette will post any new information as it is received.
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