DEARBORN, Mo. — A series of clear images from surveillance video have yet to produce an arrest in a northern Platte County bank robbery.
An unknown male entered Platte Valley Bank’s branch in Dearborn at about 8:50 a.m. on Monday, June 20 and passed a note to tellers. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash, but authorities did not have a vehicle description nor direction of travel.
No weapon was believed to be used.
The suspect, described as between 40 and 50 years old, was wearing a “dirty black T-shirt and black jeans.” He did not appear to make an attempt in obscuring his identity with a series of tattoos on his arms and left side of his neck clearly visible in the security camera footage.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect should contact the Platte County Sheriff’s Office at (816) 858-3521.
Deputies with the sheriff’s office along with investigators from the FBI responded to the scene just after 9 a.m., closing off the building while speaking with witnesses. According to a spokesman with the sheriff’s office, it was unknown if any customers were in the bank at the time of the crime. However, a woman at the scene indicated the 10-year-old daughter of an employee was inside.
Investigators cleared the scene at about 11 a.m., and the bank reopened at about 11:15. No updates were given to the media on site.
Located at 102 Main Street, the Dearborn branch was the site of a robbery in 2008, as well.
David W. Busick of Liberty, Mo. pleaded guilty to the crime in federal court back in 2009. He admitted to stealing $9,676 from Platte Valley Bank, approaching the teller and asking to have all the big bills put in the bag he carried.
According to court documents, Busick told the teller, “No jokes and no games; hurry up.” After the teller put money in his bag, Busick exited the bank and jumped into the trunk of his accomplice’s car.