It’s the second bank robbery in the city in the last five days. Monticello Police responded to the Citizens State Bank at around 9:30 Monday night on the report that two employees were attempting to complete a night deposit drop for a grocery store when a man, armed with a handgun, approached the two women and demanded they give up the bag. The man fled on foot with the money bag.
This robbery happened a block away from another one that occurred on Friday. In that case, officers arrested Brandon Brown early Sunday morning on a first-degree robbery charge. The suspect in Monday night’s robbery is described as a small framed man between 20 and 30 years old. He was wearing a black ski mask, a black sweatshirt and black pants. Neither employee was injured.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Monticello Police Department at 319-465-3526.
(Reporting by Janelle Tucker, KMCH, Manchester)