Suspected getaway driver in Missouri bank robbery arrested
SEDALIA, Mo. – Authorities have arrested a man suspected of driving a getaway car after a Sedalia bank robbery.
The Sedalia Democrat reports that the man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony stealing. He is suspected of waiting outside the Central Bank in Sedalia on Wednesday while another man went inside and demanded that a teller give him all the money she had in her drawer.
Officers initially believed the suspect fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. An investigation later revealed the man ran to an awaiting vehicle.
The suspected getaway driver was convicted of felony stealing in 2013 and spent five years on supervised probation. He has multiple low-level stealing and shoplifting convictions from the Sedalia Municipal Court from 2009 and 2013.