Gilmore City bank robbed at gunpoint

GILMORE CITY – Bank Iowa in Gilmore City was robbed Wednesday afternoon by a suspect wielding a semi-automatic handgun who witnesses say may have been a woman.

The suspect, described as 5-feet 6-inches tall with dark hair and wearing a red New York Yankees baseball hat, entered the bank at 1:53 p.m., displayed the gun and demanded money, according to a press release from Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger.

The suspect left the bank with an undetermined amount of money.

A vehicle Kruger called a “possible suspect vehicle” left Gilmore City southbound on Humboldt County Road P19 to the first gravel road and headed toward Pocahontas County. It was described as a teal/green Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The vehicle entered several ditches and corn fields as it fled, Kruger reported. Vehicle tracks led authories to the Lizard Lake area in Pocahontas County.

The suspect’s face was cover by a red bandana. The suspect’s clothing was further described as a long-sleeved T-shirt with a black baggy shirt over it, baggy and worn blue jeans and dark tennis shoes with white soles.

Anyone with information should call the Humboldt County sheriff’s office at (515) 332-2471.

In addition to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, the Humboldt Police Department, Humboldt county attorney’s office, Pocahontas, Fonda and Laurens police departments, Webster County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation and Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement are involved in investigation.