Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

December 28, 2012

Man wearing Halloween mask robs Kokomo bank

By Scott Smith

Kokomo — A masked man, possibly armed, held up the Star Financial Bank branch on East Markland Avenue just before 10:30 a.m. Friday, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Kokomo police said a witness saw the man, described as a white male, possibly in his 40s, getting out of a compact, dark-colored, two-door car on the north side of the bank just before the robbery.

The man was wearing what one teller described as an “old man” mask, and a baseball-style cap. Police said the man handed a teller a note, asking for money, but did not display a weapon.

Police were reviewing videotape from the bank to determine if the assailant might have had a weapon tucked inside the green jacket he wore. Over the green jacket, the robber was wearing a navy-blue, hooded, zip-up jacket. The man was also described as wearing blue jeans and white-colored tennis shoes.

No one saw which direction the man drove away in.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Sgt. Doug Stout at 765-456-7353, or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017. You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS with your anonymous tip.

Scott Smith can be reached at 765-454-8569 or at scott.smith@kokomotribune.com