A western Iowa woman is in custody after a bank robbery Tuesday morning in Denison. According to police, at around 10:15 AM, a heavyset white woman entered the Wells Fargo Bank in Denison.
The woman approached a teller displayed a knife and handed her a note demanding cash. After the teller complied and laid an undetermined amount of cash on the counter, the robber left the bank and police were notified. Surveillance photos of the woman were obtained from the banks cameras.
That information along with the woman’s description was given to the local media and within 30-minutes, officials began receiving calls from the public. The reports led police to an apartment in Denison where they arrested 26-year-old Beth Lynn Knutson, of Denison. During a search of Knutson’s home and car, cash believed to be taken from the robbery and clothing believed to have been worn during the commission of the crime, was recovered.
Knutson has been arrested and charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree, a class B felony. Knutson is currently being held in the Crawford County Jail without bail pending an initial appearance. The investigation into this crime continues.