Hawthorn Bank West teller threatened in holdup

Jefferson City police investigate a 5:30 p.m. Tuesday robbery in the drive-through lane at Hawthorn Bank on West Truman Boulevard. It was the second local bank robbery in the past week.

Jefferson City police investigate a 5:30 p.m. Tuesday robbery in the drive-through lane at Hawthorn Bank on West Truman Boulevard. It was the second local bank robbery in the past week. Photo by Gerry Tritz.

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A robber escaped with an undetermined amount of money from Hawthorn Bank West on Tuesday, marking the second local bank robbery in eight days.

The Jefferson City Police Department responded to the call at 5:23 p.m., after an unidentified suspect drove up to the drive-through lane at the bank, 3701 W. Truman Blvd.

Police were unable to determine the gender or race of the suspect, who was wearing a black ski mask and black T-shirt. The suspect appeared to be small in stature, police said.

Police said the suspect threatened the teller with harm and indicated that he or she had a weapon, although no weapon was displayed. The teller gave money to the suspect, who then drove from the area.

The suspect vehicle is believed to be a silver or gray Chrysler Sebring or Cirrus four-door with spoke-type rims.

The robbery comes one week after an unidentified black male subject robbed the Missouri Credit Union on West Edgewood Drive. The suspect in that incident was seen leaving the scene in a silver Dodge Stratus, which is also a four-door vehicle.

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