Authorities in southwest Iowa are searching for the man who held up a rural Fremont County bank late Saturday morning. Sheriff Steve MacDonald says the robbery happened at the Randolph State Bank.A white male, about 30 years old, long brown hair, 5-foot-8 and a medium build walked in, showed the teller a note, opened his shirt and showed a weapon, then asked for money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and left the area in an unidentified vehicle. MacDonald praised the bank employees for calmly handling the situation. He says they did everything they were trained to do and “lost a little money but no one was hurt.” The suspect was captured — on videotape — which MacDonald says may be key in tracking the suspect. The F-B-I is also investigating the holdup. MacDonald says residents in Randolph and other surrounding communities are being asked to be on the lookout for the suspect and be wary of similar events in the future. The suspect wore rubber fingertip covers, apparently in an effort to hide his fingerprints. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, a blue denim shirt and jeans.
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