UPDATE at 4:45 p.m.: Details have now changed about the age of the suspect and what color vehicle he is driving.

Washington County authorities, in conjunction with the FBI and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, are searching for a man who robbed Unico Bank in Irondale early Friday afternoon.

The suspect is believed to be a white male possibly between the ages of 20 to 30. He was approximately 5 foot 10 inches to 6 foot 2 inches tall. He is described as wearing a tan Carhart coveralls and a dark colored stocking cap.

There was no weapon displayed. The man greeted a bank clerk with a hand-written note demanding all the money in the cash drawer or he would shoot her. After exiting the bank, the suspect was observed fleeing in a teal or blue mid 1990s extended cab Ford Ranger pickup truck. It is believed a second male was in the vehicle.

The robbery was reported at about 12:15 p.m.

Anyone with information about the robbery or vehicle is being asked to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at 573-438-5478 or 438-1079.

FIRST UPDATE: New information shows the bank robber was a white male appearing between the ages of 50 to 60. He was approximately 5 foot 10 inches to 6 foot 2 inches tall, thin build, with gray hair and was wearing glasses,

He was reportedly wearing tan or faded Carhart coveralls.

There was no weapon displayed. There was mention of an accomplice, but that person was not seen by bank employees.

The getaway truck is now described as a green mid- to late1990s Ford Ranger with aluminum alloy wheels and a chrome bumper.

The suspect is wanted for felony bank robbery.

ORIGINAL STORY: Law enforcement authorities are searching for a teal-colored Ford Ranger extended cab pickup and two people in reference to a bank robbery.

According to sources, the Unico Bank in Irondale was robbed shortly before 12:30 p.m. Initially police were told the robber was a white male wearing coveralls.

The getaway vehicle was described as a teal Ford Ranger with extended cab and aluminum wheels.

Anyone with information about the robbery or vehicle is being asked to call 911 or the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

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with today's technology, why is it that they can not get a better picture...at the ATM or Drive Through you have a camera in your face, why not have that in the building and tellers behind bullet proof glass?

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