Vigo County—This morning at 10:38, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the staff at 1st Farmers Bank and Trust located at 11612 North US 41 in Farmersburg, reporting a bank robbery.
At 10:41, ISP Sergeant Joe Rutledge arrived, but the suspect had fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money.
The male suspect is believed to be in his 50s, medium build, 5-08 to 5-10, clean shaven, wearing dark glasses, dark ball cap, blue shirt and blue pants. He fled on foot from the bank in an unknown direction.
Preliminary indications are the suspect entered the front door of the bank, walked up to a female teller and handed her a note demanding money. In doing so, the suspect displayed a silver handgun of some type. No other customers were inside the bank at the time.
During the investigation, officers were able to develop a possible suspect vehicle and possibly a blonde female accomplice. The vehicle is believed to be a late model four-door Nissan or Hyundai, clean appearance, with possibly minor driver’s side front damage. No plate information.
The case is being investigated by ISP Detective Angie Hahn. Assisting were ISP Crime Scene Investigator Sergeant Brandon Mullen, ISP Sergeants Joe Rutledge and Joe Watts, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Bill Snead, Sullivan Police Department, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.
Anyone with information is urged to ISP Detective Angie Hahn at the Putnamville Post at 765-653-4114.