3 Cedar Rapids Bank Robberies This Week
With a new bank robbery reported this morning at the Hills Bank in downtown Cedar Rapids, Police officers need your help to put a stop to this strange occurrence. There have been 3 occurrences this week, although there's no word yet on if these are connected. Here's what we do know.
This morning at 11:04a, Police were notified of robbery in progress at Hills Bank and Trust at 240 Third Ave SE, and arrived on the scene withing two minutes. Thanks to the help of witnesses, officers engaged in a foot pursuit of a white male, who was apprehended in the lot near Hall Bicycle company, and later arrested. No one was injured.
On Tuesday, Police were notified of a robbery at the U.S. Bank at 2350 Edgewood SW that occurred early Monday. It's been determined a male suspect entered the bank, demanded cash, and left on foot, with no weapon displayed and thankfully no one injured. They've released these photos.
Then on Wednesday, officers responded to an armed robbery at the U.S. Bank at 129 16th Ave SW at 4:31p. A black male wearing a black hoodie with a black mask over his face entered the bank, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash. He was wearing blue jeans and blue gloves, and left on foot. Thankfully again, no one was injured. These photos have been released.
Anyone who might have information on either of these suspects should contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5400 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-Crime or text CRIMES (274637) and in the message/subject type 5227 and your tip.