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Sheriff's office looking for suspect in Raymond robbery

RAYMOND (KWWL) -- Authorities are still looking for a man who robbed a bank in the community of Raymond.

Black Hawk County Sheriff's Deputies were called to Farmer's State Bank shortly before Wednesday morning.

Officials with the sheriff's office say the man didn't display a weapon, but got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

"He's between 5'7" and 5'10" tall. He's 20 to mid 30's in years of age. He was wearing cargo pants, a khaki style, and a camouflage hooded sweatshirt," said Sheriff Tony Thompson.

For the neighbors of this small bank, this robbery comes as a complete shock. They say the only robbery they've ever seen is maybe a few CD's stolen out of a car, but nothing like this.

Jennifer Payne and her family moved to Raymond around six years ago. At that time she was trying to get away from this type of situation.

"We felt this was a better place to raise our family then in the big city where there is constant trouble. They go to the private school in Raymond and Gilbertville and we just don't see this out here," said Payne.

"For it to occur here, it's very rare. The bank is awfully small so I'm sure the take is smaller too. As far as big time concern this is a small time crime I think, but the frustrating thing for us right now is that we take it personally and the fact that it occurred out in the county we're certainly going to spare no expense or time to ensure we get the bad guy under arrest," said Sheriff Thompson.

While the robbery suspect left on foot, authorities believe he had a vehicle close by. Raymond is about a mile from Highway 20, a main artery for this area. Police say it is a concern in finding the suspect.

Along with the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, the Iowa State Patrol, FBI, and local authorities are involved in this robbery investigation.


Online Reporter: John Wilmer

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