Robbery of Bank of the West Branch in Warr Acres
James E. Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced the robbery of the Bank of the West at 5757 N.W. Expressway in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.
At approximately 4:55 p.m. on August 19, an unidentified male (possibly female) entered the bank and displayed a demand note to a teller. The subject implied that he or she had a gun; however, no weapon was seen. The teller complied with the demand, and the subject left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.
The subject was last seen leaving the bank westbound on the N.W. Expressway in a pewter-colored early 2000 model four-door Lexus. The vehicle was driven by another unidentified subject. No one was injured in this robbery.
Surveillance photos and witness descriptions depict the subject as follows:
- Black male or possibly female
- Light complexion
- Long dreadlocks
- 5’6” tall
- Heavy build
- Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes, and dark sunglasses
This robbery is being investigated by the FBI and the Warr Acres Police Department. Anyone with information is requested to contact the FBI at (405) 290-7770 (24-hour number). Callers may remain anonymous. The Oklahoma Bankers Association offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for robbing a member bank.