Suspect ID’d after bank robbery in Poplar Bluff

William Woodruff (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)
William Woodruff (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KBSI) – A Poplar Bluff man faces a robbery charge after he was arrested shortly after bank robbery Wednesday morning.

It happened around 9:50 a.m. on June 15 at the Southern Bank at 2001 North Westwood Blvd.

Captain JR Keirsey with the Poplar Bluff Police Department says a white male entered the Southern Bank at 2001 North Westwood Blvd. around 9:50 a.m. on June 15 and demanded money. He was described as in his late 20s, wearing a blue shirt and a hat backward. The suspect left running north on Westwood Blvd.

Police arrested William Woodruff, 35, of Poplar Bluff a few minutes later. It is believed he had about $4,000. When the suspect was arrested some of the money blew away into traffic, but police believe they recovered most of it.

Woodruff faces a charge of robbery 1st degree.

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