Picayune PD asking for public’s assistance in identifying bank robbery suspect

Published 3:27 pm Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Investigators with the Picayune Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect involved in a bank robbery that occurred Monday afternoon in the north end of the city.

According to a departmental release, the robbery occurred at the First National Bank branch located at 721 Cooper Road on Monday at 3:32 pm.

Officers arrived on scene after being dispatched to a call that a hold up just occurred at the bank. Witnesses stated that an unidentified black female entered the bank and walked up to one of the tellers and presented a note that stated she was demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money from the teller, the suspect left the bank and drove away in a black Jeep Liberty. It appears as though the vehicle was spray painted using a flat black paint, but may have been red at some point since red paint was visible at the back of the vehicle where the spare tire mounts.

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The suspect left the area in an unknown direction.

The suspect was wearing a pink top, multicolored leggings and appeared to be wearing a wig, the release states.

Anyone with information that can lead to an arrest in this case is asked to contact Capt. Rhonda Poche at 601-798-7411 or 601-337-6544, Det. Aaron Grob at 601-273-1863 or by calling Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.