Monday, November 6, 2023

Bank Robbery in Sedalia

On Saturday, November 4th, at approximately 9:51 am a panic alarm was sounded at 400 W Broadway Blvd, Central Bank in Sedalia. Upon Sedalia Police Officer’s arrival they learned a male suspect had robbed the bank by threat of a knife. The suspect had an item concealed in his right hand that he told tellers was a knife and that he was going to use it. He was able to get approximately $2,100 in cash from the bank teller before fleeing on foot. 

Officers worked diligently with Central Bank staff and security footage was quickly recovered. Still images of the suspect were obtained and sent out to Sedalia Police Officers as well as Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputies. A Pettis County Deputy immediately recognized and identified the suspect. His information was relayed to Officers and Deputies. Approximately 47 minutes after the initial alarm, at 10:38 am, a Sedalia Police Officer found the suspect walking in the area of 6th St and Montgomery Ave. The suspect had changed his clothing but was identified by his backpack and facial tattoos. Sedalia Officers converged on the suspect and he was apprehended without incident. 

A search incident to arrest of the suspect recovered $1,982 of the stolen $2,100. A mini pick was also recovered, believed to be the instrument used in the robbery.

The suspect, identified as 36 year old Dustin Earl Bailey of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24 hour hold.

State charges of Robbery 1st- degree, Assault 1st-degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Use of a Weapon are being submitted to the State Prosecutor’s Office.

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