Two banks, one in Joplin and one in Webb City, were robbed in separate incidents on Tuesday but it does not appear that the robberies were related.


 


Two banks, one in Joplin and one in Webb City, were robbed in separate incidents on Tuesday but it does not appear that the robberies were related.

Webb City police responded to a robbery at the First State Bank on 1010 S. Madison St. in Webb City at 3:06 p.m. on Tuesday.

In a written release, police said the teller at the bank provided police with a vehicle description that was immediately distributed to officers on the street.

Police said Det. Chad Linder saw the vehicle near Madison and Missouri Highway 171 at 3:07 p.m. After a short pursuit, a 50-year-old man from Siloam Springs, Ark., was arrested and is in custody awaiting charges.

Police said the teller told officers the suspect demanded cash by way of a note but employees did not see a weapon. The suspect left the bank and fled in a white Toyota Camry.

The earlier incident happened at the Commerce Bank branch, 1804 E. 20th St. in Joplin, according to Joplin Police.

A written release said officers and investigators responded to the bank at 12:13 p.m. on Tuesday.

Joplin Police reported that a suspect armed with a handgun demanded cash then ran south on foot from the bank.

A Joplin police dog tracked the suspect to a nearby apartment complex but officers were not able to locate the person.

He is described as a white male with a half-mask, wearing a black hoodie with white writing on the sleeves. He was wearing blue jeans and black shoes.

He fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

Joplin Police Cpl. Chuck Niess says Joplin detectives went to Webb City but they believe as of late Tuesday that the two robberies are not related.

Carthage burglary

Carthage police say they detained three juveniles in a pickup loaded with household appliances after receiving a call of a burglary in progress in the 500 block of East Fourth Street.

Carthage police said the call came in at 12:27 p.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, Carthage police said they spotted the juveniles with the pickup and merchandise. Police said it appeared that the juveniles took items from more than one residence in a building in the area of the Jasper County Jail

All three were detained on suspicion of second-degree burglary and transported to the jail.