Leland detectives search for masked bank robber with “assault style” rifle

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Detectives with the Leland Police Department are searching for the suspect in this photo, who is believed to have robbed a bank in the area. (Courtesy photo.)
Detectives with the Leland Police Department are searching for the suspect in this photo, who is believed to have robbed a bank in the area. (Courtesy photo.)

A masked suspect with an assault rifle reportedly robbed a Leland area bank this morning.

According to Leland Police Department Lt. Jeremy Humphries, police received a call about the armed robbery at 8:21 a.m. Thursday at the Riegelwood Federal Credit Union at 2065 Andrew Jackson Highway in Leland.

The suspect entered the bank with an “assault style” rifle, Humphries said. He took and undetermined amount of cash from the bank and then drove away from the scene in a blue Sudan.

Police suspect the robber took off in this blue sedan.
Police suspect the robber fled the scene in this vehicle.

Detectives have not yet determined the nationality of the suspect, Humphries said. The suspect wore a tan colored jacket with a hood on it, a ski mask and gloves during the robbery.

The FBI is assisting Leland detectives with the case.

Anyone with information that could lead to the whereabouts or arrest of the suspect is asked to contact Leland Police Detective Jonathan Kazee at 910-371-1100 and dial extension 1503.