Kokomo police plan to step up patrols around banks following a pair of robberies that happened just hours apart on Thursday.
In the first robbery, a man walked into the Kokomo Heritage Federal Credit Union at 901 S. Courtland Ave. around 11 a.m., showed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The teller gave him some cash and he left the bank. Despite setting up a perimeter and searching with police dogs, police couldn’t find the man.
More than five hours later, an armed man robbed the Regions Bank at 3545 S. Lafountain St. Police again searched the area, but said the robber was already gone.
In both cases, the suspect wore a scarf over his face. Kokomo police also said his description was similar to that of another man who robbed the Star Financial Bank on 1708 E. Markland Ave. on Dec. 28.