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Reward Offered for Information on Puckett Bank Robbery

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PUCKETT, MS -

The Rankin County Board of Supervisors, The FBI, Crime Stoppers and Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey are offering a combined reward of up to $7,500 for information that leads to the arrest of a person who robbed a Puckett bank last Saturday morning.          

Rankin County Deputies were called to the Highway 18 branch of Peoples Bank, in Puckett, by a report of a robbery.          

The teller stated a white male suspect armed with a small pistol approached her after she unlocked the door to the bank. The suspect forced the teller to unlock a safe where he took an undisclosed amount of cash and placed in a bag. The suspect tied up the teller and placed her in a bathroom. The suspect stole the teller's car and left the bank. The suspect abandoned the car within five miles of the bank. 

It is believed that the suspect is from the area or has some type of connection to the area.

The suspect is described as White Male Height: 5'11" Weight 190 to 200lbs Age 25 to 35; blue eyes; Dark Jacket; Blue Jeans; Black Bandana covering face.

The Rankin County Sheriff's Office, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and the FBI are investigating the case.

Anyone with information can contact: Rankin County Sheriff – 601-825-1480

Federal Bureau of Investigations – 601-948-5000

To submit an anonymous tip contact: Crime Stoppers - 601-355-TIPS (8447)

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