20-year-old man arrested in attempted Missouri bank heist


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Authorities have arrested a 20-year-old suspect in an attempted Missouri bank robbery. Columbia police said in a news release the suspect went into a Commerce Bank branch around 10:15 a.m. Thursday and requested an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was hurt.

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that two deputies and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper spotted the suspect on foot about an hour later near a business in Kingdom City. He was taken into custody without incident and transferred to the custody of Columbia police. Kingdom City is about 20 miles (32.19 kilometers) east of Columbia.

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