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Robbery at First Security Bank

By: Lauren Forsythe Email
By: Lauren Forsythe Email

The streak of armed bank robberies in Bowling Green continued today, this time on Chestnut St.

It happened around 11 this morning when police say a man armed with a gun walked into First Security Bank, and demanded money.

The only customer inside at the time of the robbery says she was scared for her life.

"I heard him say give me your money and no ink pad. That's all I heard him say. That's how I knew what it was, what was happening. And I called him a freak when he went out the door and I told him he shouldn't be robbing a bank," says Genia Short who was the only customer in First Security Bank when it was robbed.

She says she never expected to be in a bank while a robbery was taking place.

"He was wearing all black clothes-- black clothes, black hat. Just your typical bank robber person," she says.

"The man is described at a 6' to 6'2'', white male he was dressed in all black and had some sort of a black mask covering his face over his face. It covered the side of his head and the front of his face as well," Bowling Green Police Public Information Officer Ronnie Ward says.

Police say he showed the gun, but he did not use it.

Amanda Martin's grandmother-in-law is a teller for the bank.

"She called her oldest grandson and she told him she's okay. She's just really shook up. I used to work down here with her and i don't think she's ever been robbed," she says, "I have three kids and when I worked there, I only had one and I was pregnant with my twins. It definitely crossed my mind everyday walking in. What if something happens? But, It's so rare because most of the people that come into this bank you know."

"The tellers did what he said so they wouldn't get hurt, like they are supposed to I guess," Short says.

Police says the thief ran away from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

"He went right up toward the library that's all I could tell police," short says.

Police say the suspect is still on the run.

If you have any information about this robbery, please call Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE.


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