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(Wyo.)-Officials Still Searching For Lusk Robbery Suspect

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 08/28/2013 11:20 AM

(Lusk)-Wyoming authorities are still searching for a man who robbed the Lusk State Bank on Monday, and they have a photograph of him. As of this time, the photograph has not yet been released to the media.

According to KNEB in Scottsbluff, Lusk Police Chief Sean Dreesen said Tuesday afternoon that surveillance footage from the bank still wasn't available, but that the man had gone into a nearby convenience store before the robbery and that 4 bank employees identified him from the store's surveillance camera. 

The man fled the bank in a pickup that had been stolen from a car lot in Idaho with dealer plates taken from a car lot in Rawlins, but he crashed shortly after the holdup near the Lusk golf course. Chief Dreesen says authorities don't know if he is on foot, hitchhiking, or stolen another vehicle. 

The man told bank employees he was armed, and even though no weapon was seen, Dreesen says he could be "armed and dangerous." 

As a result, authorities are advising the public not to approach the man...described as white 40-to-50 years old, 6-4, 165-to-175 pounds, dark hair, clean-shaven, prescription glasses, and with bad teeth. 

Anyone with information about the man is asked to contact the Lusk Police Department at 307-334-2212 or the nearest FBI office.
 
(Story courtesy KNEB)


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