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Alleged robbery suspect fired shot inside bank, fled with cash

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 13:01:13-04

UPDATE: Police arrested a suspect in this case early Friday morning.

ANDERSON — Police in Anderson are investigating an armed bank robbery of First Merchants Bank Thursday afternoon, located in the 1500 block of E. 53rd Street.

Police say a single, Black male entered the bank and jumped onto the counter demanding money. The suspect was armed with a handgun and fired a single shot within the bank.

No one was injured, but the suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area on foot. When officers arrived, they searched the area, but no suspects have been arrested in connection to the robbery and the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Det. Jake Brooks of the Anderson Police Department at 765-648-6655.