LOUISBURG — The Landmark National Bank in Louisburg was robbed at about 10 a.m. Monday, July 19, when a man entered the facility and demanded money.

No weapons were displayed, and he left with an undisclosed amount of money, Louisburg Police Chief Tim Bauer said Monday.

No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5-6 to 5-8 in height, salt and pepper hair, heavy set build wearing a blue baseball hat with the KC logo and a Nike brand check on the bill, black facemask, blue T-shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes, according to a Miami County Sheriff’s Office news release.

He left the bank, located at 100 W. Amity St., in a four-door white sedan, heading east on Amity Street, according to the release.

“He was last seen headed east out of town,” Bauer said.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office detectives are workng with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab on the investigation.

Later Monday, a Great Southern Bank branch in Joplin, Mo., was robbed in a similar fashion.

Capt. Matt Kelly of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday, July 20, that it is too early in the investigation to say the crimes are connected, but he said the sheriff’s office is working with the FBI and Joplin Police Department to determine if they are related.

Anyone who knows the suspect or has information can contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477, or the Miami County Investigations Division at 913-294-3232, ext. 188.

Callers can remain anonymous.

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or doug.carder@miconews.com.

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