Bank robber may have targeted Diamondhead because of I-10 access - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Bank robber may have targeted Diamondhead because of I-10 access

Posted: Updated:
Investigators released three surveillance pictures from inside the bank showing a man wearing a cowboy hat at the teller's desk. (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Investigators released three surveillance pictures from inside the bank showing a man wearing a cowboy hat at the teller's desk. (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Investigators said  the man handed the teller a note saying "This is an armed robbery." Investigators said the man handed the teller a note saying "This is an armed robbery."
The note instructed the teller to give him the cash in the drawer, which was only about $250. The note instructed the teller to give him the cash in the drawer, which was only about $250.
If you have any information that could help in the case, call Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at (877) 787-5898. If you have any information that could help in the case, call Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at (877) 787-5898.
DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) -

The man who robbed the Hancock Bank in Diamondhead Thursday afternoon may be on a cross-country crime spree.

Investigators released three surveillance pictures from inside the bank showing a man wearing a cowboy hat at the teller's desk. Hancock County Lead Investigator Glenn Grannan told WLOX News the man handed the teller a note saying "This is an armed robbery." The note instructed the teller to give him the cash in the drawer, which only totaled about $250.

Grannan said this same man may have robbed three other banks in Illinois and Indiana in recent days. All those banks were located close to the interstate, just like in Diamondhead.

The search is still on for the robber. In fact, investigators throughout the tri-state area of Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama are on the lookout for him.

If you have any information that could help in the case, call Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at (877) 787-5898.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Bank robber may have targeted Diamondhead because of I-10 accessMore>>

  • FBI leading search for Diamondhead bank robber

    FBI leading search for Diamondhead bank robber

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-12 10:53:00 GMT
    Investigators believe the man who robbed the Hancock Bank in Diamondhead Thursday is the same person who robbed a bank in Indiana and another in Illinois earlier this month.
    More >>
    Investigators believe the man who robbed the Hancock Bank in Diamondhead Thursday is the same person who robbed a bank in Indiana and another in Illinois earlier this month. Right now, he's still on the run, and officials are racing to find him before he strikes again.More >>
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Coroner: Gulfport murder victim was shot in the groin

    Coroner: Gulfport murder victim was shot in the groin

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:31:26 GMT
    According to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, Lamont Hayes, 41, was shot in the groin area and bled to death just a few hours later Tuesday night.More >>
    An area of Gulfport still reeling from the brutal murder of a child last week was hit with another violent death Tuesday night. According to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, Lamont Hayes, 41, was shot in the groin area and bled to death just a few hours later.More >>
  • Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.More >>
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.More >>
  • Two arrested for St. Martin burglary, TV theft

    Two arrested for St. Martin burglary, TV theft

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:44:17 GMT
    Investigators in Jackson County say two men who broke into a St. Martin home and stole a large television were arrested after they sold the TV a short time later.More >>
    Investigators in Jackson County say two men who broke into a St. Martin home and stole a large television were arrested after they sold the TV a short time later.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.