Abbeville, Mississippi Bank Robbed
|FBI Jackson November 30, 2011|
On Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at approximately 8:15 a.m., the Oxford Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI responded to a reported bank robbery at the Abbeville Bank in Abbeville, Mississippi.
As bank employees were arriving for work, one of two individuals followed them into the bank, displaying a pistol. and ordered two employees onto the ground. A third employee was forced to hand over an undisclosed amount of money. That suspect is described as being short in stature (approximately 5’6” tall), wearing an all black, one-piece coverall, black gloves and a black ski mask.
The second individual remained outside, keeping watch through the drive-through teller’s window, also displaying a handgun. The second individual is described as being of average height, dressed in a purple warm-up suit and hood, with white gloves and full face covering.
After forcing the third employee to the floor, the two suspects took the keys to an employee’s vehicle and left the scene. The vehicle has been recovered, but the two individuals remain at large. No one was injured during the robbery.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are investigating this robbery and asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspects. If you have any information concerning this bank robbery, please call the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office at 662/234-6421, or the FBI at 601/948-5000.