Although city police remained puzzled as to the identity of the heavily clothed individual who walked into the bank located on Main Street in Leitchfield and demanded money from the bank tellers they’re continuing to follow up on all leads and several of those leads have led to arrests.
On Thursday, March 5, police followed a lead that led to the dismantlement of an active methamphetamine lab on Central Avenue. Details on the meth bust were sketchy because the case has been turned over to the Hardin County Drug Task Force.
Another lead led to a fugitive from Florida being taken into custody. David Vincent 41, had an outstanding warrant from Florida and one from Jefferson County. He was arrested at the Countryside Inn on Commerce Drive, stated Leitchfield Police Chief Bart Glen.
Information gleaned during the investigation has led police to think the local bank robbery may by linked to other robberies that have occurred around the state.
City police officers are working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation but continue to investigate the case locally.
“We are handling the case and will follow up on all leads,” said Leitchfield Police Detective Gary Troutman. “The FBI is assisting us but unless someone was hurt or threatened with a weapon they do not handle the case.”
Police are following up on leads that that may help identify the white male who walked into the bank wearing a burgundy and white flannel shirt and blue jeans. His face was covered with some type of scarf and he had a toboggan on his head with gloves on his hands.
The man was in his mid-20s to early 30s and has a mustache. He was also wearing sunglasses.
“After leaving the bank he went across a field in the back and as he was jumping over a construction barrier close to Centre on Main he dropped some of the money taken from the bank,” said Troutman. “We believe there was a vehicle parked and he fled.”
As soon as the perpetrator left the building the bank was immediately locked down and police were called.
Police have not revealed how much money was stolen in the robbery.