Malta Bank Robbery

by Emily Baird on March 17, 2010 at 7:15 am

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a car involved in an afternoon bank robbery.

Sheriff Tom Jenkins says two men entered the North Valley Bank in Malta from the parking lot just before two p.m.

"The first suspect in the door brandished a knife as he walked into the lobby. He went to the teller window-one teller window-demanded cash, and put it in a small container that he brought with him, " says Jenkins.

No one was injured in the incident.

Jenkins says the two were in the bank for a short period of time before exiting the same way they entered the building. He says there were no witnesses in the parking lot to see which way the car left, but he believes they took off through the church parking lot next door and headed north.

His office is releasing a description of the suspected get-a-way car.

"It’s either a Chevy Cavalier or a Ford Escort. We believe it’s a four door automobile, and it has a broken wing-type window on the back in the driver’s side, " says Jenkins.

It is believed to be silver in color.

There are no suspects at this time. Jenkins says his office is waiting to get surveillance video from the bank.

The incident remains under investigation.