COVINGTON, Ind. (WLFI) - In downtown Covington, across from the Post Office, on Liberty Street, something is not right Tuesday afternoon. Deputies go in and out of the MainSource Bank branch.
Still photos from surveillance video show why. At 2:17 p.m., police said a man comes in and passes a note to the teller. Even with the images of the tellers erased, the cash is visible on the counter.
"He was demanding cash and told her she had 30 seconds to do so," said Indiana State Police Detective Jim Cody.
At 12:54 p.m., it appears the very same man made a visit to the Tri-County Bank & Trust in Crawfordsville, while other customers go about their business. Although he demanded money from the teller, he didn't make away with any cash.
"We are very positive it's the same suspect we're dealing with in both bank robberies," said Cody.
The robber had more than enough time to drive between the two banks. From the Tri-County bank in Crawfordsville, it takes about 33 minutes to drive the 31 miles to Covington. The time between the 2 incidents is almost 90 minutes.
Investigators said the man never showed a weapon, but they aren't ruling out that he had one hidden. It's also too early for them to know if the same man can be connected to any other robbery attempts,but detectives hope surveillance video leads them to their man.
"We've talked to a lot of witnesses," said Cody. "We're going to be looking at other surveillance of neighboring businesses to see if we can come up with any leads to help solve this."
The suspect is described as a black male, about 5'5" in height, with a medium build, weighing possibly 175 pounds. He had on jeans, a gray long- sleeved shirt with a gray t-shirt on top, and a Colts hat. He wore black Nike shoes with white soles and red trim around the ankles. Witnesses said he had brown eyes with very long eyelashes and possibly a thin goatee or moustache.
Detectives believe he may have driven away in a tan Ford Explorer with an Illinois license plate. They are unsure if someone was with him in the car. If you have any information, you can call Indiana State police at 765-567-2125.
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