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Police seek men involved in bank robbery

POTOSI — Police are looking for two men they believe were involved in a bank robbery in Washington County Wednesday.

According to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the robbery occurred at Unico Bank near Potosi just before noon.

Witnesses said a white man entered the bank and approached the teller counter. The man gave a teller a note stating he was demanding all of the money from the drawer. The teller complied with the instructions and the man left the bank, heading south toward Irondale.

At this time, police believe the man left the area in a late 1990s Dodge Ram 1500 truck. The truck is black with gray and white striping. It has a camper shell with two aluminum utility racks. The vehicle does not have a front license plate and the back window of the camper shell may be missing glass.

The suspect is described as being 6 foot 3 to 6 foot 5. He has short, brown hair with acne marks on his face. He was last seen wearing carpenter style blue jeans, a blue hooded sweatshirt with “Pacers” written in yellow, and gray tennis shoes.

Police say he was seen with “a person of interest who is described as being about 5 foot 10 with short, dark brown hair and acne marks on his face. He was last seen wearing a brown or black leather jacket, a red T-shirt, and blue jeans.

Any information should be given to the Potosi Police Department at 573-438-5426 or 573-438-5468. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Potosi Police Department are both investigating.

Sheriff Andy Skiles said they have been receiving a lot of tips from the public but nothing solid.

Teresa Ressel is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 179 or at

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