Public Safety

Springville bank robbed at gunpoint Friday

A Linn County Sheriff’s Office squad car. (file photo)
A Linn County Sheriff’s Office squad car. (file photo)

Several law enforcement agencies, including the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation, are investigating an armed robbery of a Springville bank on Friday.

According to a media release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, at 11:41 a.m. Friday Linn County Communications Operators received a 9-1-1 call from a bank teller informing them of a robbery that had just happened at Security State Bank, 607 6th Street South in Springville.

As deputies arrived, they determined after investigation that a white male in his mid-thirties had entered into the main entrance of the bank, proceeded to a teller window, and displayed a handgun, according to the release. After the man was given an “undisclosed amount of money” he fled from the bank, heading north.

No one was injured in the incident, according to the release.

Investigation into this robbery is ongoing, with the Sheriff’s Office receiving assistance from the Mt Vernon Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Authorities are encouraging anyone with information about the robbery to contact the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 319-398-3911.

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