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Suspect was driving black S-10

By Linda Ireland

 Bank of Buffalo reported a robbery at its Buffalo location about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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The suspect, described as a white male, about 6-feet-tall and about 30 years old, walked in the bank and presented a teller with a note stating he was armed and demanded money, according to Kentucky State Police.

The suspect was in the bank a few seconds before fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Bank President Rondal Wright was at a meeting in Hodgenville when he received a call from a bank employee about the robbery.

“He walked in and handed her a note,” said Wright. “He never said a word. (The teller) gave him some money. He folded the note up and put it back in his pocket.”

KSP said the subject was wearing a dark colored hoodie, blue jeans and work gloves.

Wright said the hoodie was a heavy jacket, similar to the Carhartt brand. The man was wearing a baseball cap under the hood.

The suspect was spotted in Buffalo about the time of the robbery, Wright said. A woman saw him park a black S-10 pickup at the old fruit stand at the intersection of Ky. 61 and Ky. 470 and walk toward the bank.

Det. Chad Taylor is leading the investigation.

LaRue County Sheriff’s deputies also responded to the scene.

It’s the second time in less than eight months the bank has been robbed.

In July, a white male, about 6-feet-tall, wearing a camouflage mask, walked in the bank and pointed a 9 mm pistol at a teller. He took an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank and has not been apprehended.

Wright said he does not think it’s the same man who robbed the bank Wednesday.

“It’s scary,” said Wright. “Thank goodness nobody was hurt. You can replace money but you can’t replace lives.”

KSP believe the most recent robbery is connected to one that occurred at the Cecilian Bank in Sonora last month, said KSP spokesman Norman Chaffins, who provided surveillance photos from both banks.

“Post 4 detectives believe that both photos are the same person,” said Chaffins. “He is believed to have been driving a black 1990’s style Chevrolet S-10. The truck had lightly tinted windows with a blue sticker on the left side of the back window. It had a chrome grill with the gold Chevrolet bow tie emblem on it. The suspect may have been in the area the day before the robbery casing the bank. A witness stated that the suspect had dirty blonde hair and facial hair.  

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact KSP Post 4 at 270-766-5078 or 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect may be eligible for a monetary reward.