Police Investigating Bank Robbery In Laurel County

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email
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Several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are involved in the search for the woman who robbed a bank in Corbin Friday afternoon.

Investigators say a black woman pretending to fill out a credit card application handed a bank teller a note demanding money and threatening the teller's life. Police say she spoke with a Jamaican accent and left in an older model red Jeep Cherokee that was being driven by a black man.

It was business as usual at the Tri-County National Bank until about 1:30 Friday afternoon, when police say a black woman dressed in Jamaican clothing passed a note to an employee demanding money. Police say she and possibly a second person stopped at five or six banks before this one, asking to fill out applications for Visa cards.

"They came to the Tri-County Bank and evidently felt like this was the one to demand the money on," said Laurel County Sheriff Fred Yaden.

Police aren't saying how much money. They do say the possible second suspect may have been the getaway driver.

"They could be about anywhere by now if they hit 75. We're checking out all through this area," Yaden said.

There's even the possibility that the bank robber wasn't really a woman.

"Some employees of another bank thought that this was definitely a man dressed like a woman," Yaden said.

Police say they're pooling resources from various agencies to identify the bank robber and possible driver and track them down.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 606-878-7000.

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