Authorities probe armed robbery at area credit union

4/2/2013

By ANGIE HAFLICH

By ANGIE HAFLICH

ahaflich@gctelegram.com

Law enforcement officials are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday at the Cimarron branch of the Credit Union of Dodge City, where an unidentified man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Gray County Sheriff's deputies are working with the FBI and Kansas Bureau of Investigation to investigate the robbery, which occurred at about 11:40 a.m. Monday at the Cimarron credit union office, 108 N. Main St.

According to a press release from the Kansas City field office of the FBI, the man entered the credit union brandishing a firearm.

"He left the credit union without harming anyone, with an undisclosed amount of money," Gray County Undersheriff Jeff Sharp said in an email to The Telegram.

According to the press release, the suspect is described as a 5-foot-10 white male of medium build who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, what appeared to be a fake beard that covered most of his face and dark-colored plastic sunglasses.

"He was also wearing gloves and a dark-colored stocking hat," Sharp said.

The incident resulted in Cimarron USD 102 schools being locked down for several hours Monday, as law enforcement officials processed the scene.

"I received a call at 11:50, just before lunch, telling me something had happened at the credit union downtown," Mike Waters, superintendent of USD 102 Cimarron Public Schools, said Monday.

Waters ensured children were safe, as the district fielded phone calls from concerned parents.

The Gray County Sheriff's Office, KBI and FBI are asking anyone with any information to contact law enforcement at (620) 855-3916.

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