Hedrick Bank robbed at gunpoint

A heavy police presence was noted outside Hedrick Bank shortly after the robbery.

Hedrick, Iowa- At approximately 2:40 pm on August 6, Hedrick Bank, a branch of South Ottumwa Savings Bank, was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money. Keokuk County Sheriff Casey Hinnah confirmed in a press release that law enforcement was dispatched to the bank around 2:40 pm, in reference to a 911 call reporting a robbery.


According to a resident standing outside the bank who had family working at the bank at the time of the robbery, a gun had been displayed during the robbery. Scanner traffic at the time of the robbery also indicated that the suspect was reported to be armed.


The Keokuk County Sheriff’s office confirmed via e-mail that a robbery had occurred at the bank, but declined to confirm if any suspects were still at-large or what the suspect was wearing at the time of the robbery.


South Ottumwa Savings Bank Vice President/Marketing Officer Suzie Morrison issued a statement confirming no injuries in the robbery. "On August 6, 2018 the Hedrick Branch of South Ottumwa Savings Bank was robbed at approximately 2:40 p.m. The staff at this location were unharmed and no other customers were present. This is an active investigation. We appreciate the concern from the community and the quick response time from Law Enforcement," Morrison said.


For more on this story, catch the August 8 edition of the News-Review.