Suspect ID’d after bank robbery in Poplar Bluff
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.