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UPDATE- Sheriff's Office Following Leads on Bank Robbery

muranoUS Bank in Hanson, Kentucky, the site of the April 14 bank robbery/bomb threat.

UPDATE: HANSON, Ky. (4/16/14) — Deputy Otis Chamberlain told SurfKY Wednesday that
the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office is working diligently to develop a
person or persons of interest in the April 14 robbery and bomb threat at U.S. Bank in Hanson.

Chamberlain said the Sheriff's Office is currently following through with leads gathered Monday and Tuesday as well as going through phone records and court orders.

"As with anything, it takes time to process," said Chamberlain.

The $10,000 stolen from the bank has yet to be recovered.

SurfKY will continue to give the latest information on this developing case.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

UPDATE: HANSON, Ky. (4/15/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that $10,000 was taken from U.S. Bank in Hanson during a robbery Monday, April 14.

According to Deputy Otis Chamberlain, at 9:32 a.m. Monday, the suspect called in a bomb threat. At 9:34 a.m., the bank manager placed $10,000 inside a white Nissan Murano parked outside.

By 9:36 a.m., the suspect took the money from the SUV and walked away. Officials believe the suspect got into a dark-colored SUV and headed toward the Pennyrile Parkway.

The Murano was dusted for prints and the investigation is continuing.

The three devices were fake bombs that looked like cell phones with wires coming out of them.

See the original story and updates below.

Bank Bomb Threat UPDATE 3 p.m.

HANSON, Ky. (4/14/14) — Hopkins County Sheriff Frank Latham said bank photographs show a masked, white male wearing grayish-colored camouflage clothing at Hanson's U.S. Bank after bank staff received bomb threats at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 14.

The caller indicated three devices had been placed at the bank, and that proved to be true.

Latham said all three devices were described by the caller, who demanded money. Latham would not divulge whether money was taken nor the amount.

"There is more story to this," said Latham. "But I want to wait for bank officials. The bank officials have not been in the bank since the incident happened."

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An active search for the suspect has been in effect since the incident began, said Latham. The FBI, Kentucky State Police and the Owensboro Bomb Squad have been on the scene assisting the Sheriff's Office.

"It is a bit unusual," said Latham. "One bomb is enough but if you have a subject with more than two - that's highly unusual."

The three packages described by the caller were located in the areas the caller indicated. A bomb squad robot was used to deactivate the devices.

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Hanson Elementary School has been on lockdown and students will be leaving the school around 3:30 p.m., said Latham. The buses will not turn downtown but take the Pennyrile Parkway and then head to usual routes.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News Reporter

 

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HANSON, Ky. (4/14/14) — According to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, the bomb threat was called in at 9:36 a.m. Monday, April 14.

A bomb squad robot has disarmed a suspicious device in the front of the bank and is proceeding to two more suspicious areas in the back of the bank.

SurfKY News Reporter Taylor Riley is still on the scene and will provided further updates when available.

 

UPDATE — HANSON, Ky. (4/14/14) —The hazardous device unit from the Owensboro Police Department is on the scene of the bomb threat situation at U.S. Bank in Hanson.

usbank hazardousunitOwensboro Police Department hazardous device unit arrive at US Bank in Hanson, Ky. site of the bomb threat lockdown.

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HANSON, Ky. (4/14/14) ― The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office is looking for a solitary, white male dressed in camoflauge clothing in connection with the bomb threat called into U.S. Bank in Hanson Monday, April 14.

According to Sheriff Frank Latham, the caller was demanding money.

Kentucky State Police are assisting in the investigation and an FBI unit is on its way along with a bomb squad, Latham said. A police K-9 unit is also on the scene.

Hanson Elementary School, which is several hundred feet away from the bank, is also on lockdown, according to the Latham. Until further notice, school officials advise no one will be allowed in or out of the school.

Latham said all businesses surrounding the bank have been notified of the situation.

usbankUS Bank in Hanson Ky. under lockdown with bomb threat April 14.

“This is kind of an unusual event even for a bomb threat,” said Latham.

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Taylor Riley
SurfKY News Reporter
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