News release issued by McDonald County Sheriff Robert Evenson
This afternoon, between 130 and 145 p.m., lone gunman attempted to rob the Cornerstone Bank branch in Lanagan.
Gunman was thwarted by bulletproof glass in the bank and fled the bank empty handed. The bank staff acted calmly and bravely and were able to get out of the sight of the gunman and tripped the hold up alarm.
I've attached some bank photos of the robber, who appears to have been armed with an SKS type rifle.
Best info we have on vehicle is possibly a dark pickup truck or champaign colored van. Hope to have more info on vehicle soon.
Anyone who recognizes the gunman should call the McDonald County Sheriff's Office at 417-223-4319 or the Joplin office of the FBI.
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