United Citizens Bank was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon and the branch manager was forced to leave the bank with the robber. The manager was left at a local restaurant unharmed.
Police were on the scene at the UCB branch on Campbellsville Road and at the Dollar General Store where the thief abandoned a vehicle shortly after the robbery.
Police on the scene said a single male entered the bank and asked for a loan officer. An official report of details is not yet available but officials did confirm that the robber was armed and forced manager Mike Curry to leave the bank with him. The robber used Curry’s pick-up truck to leave the scene. He told Curry to get out of the truck at Pablo’s Restaurant a short distance from the bank then turned back toward the bank and entered the Dollar General Store parking lot. Police found Curry’s vehicle in the parking lot but were not clear if the robber left on foot or had a vehicle waiting for him.
The thief did get away with cash but officials did not confirm the amount on the scene. Police say a one male was involved but they are not sure if a second person was waiting with a vehicle at the Dollar Store. The robber is believed to be around 60 years old and weighs around 200 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and a camouflage hat. If anyone recognizes the man in the above photo, please contact Columbia Police at 270-384-4119 or Kentucky State Police or your local law enforcement.
More details will be provided later.
Branch Manager Mike Curry’s vehicle was abandoned at the Dollar General Store after a man held up the United Citizens Bank on Campbellsville Street at gunpoint.