Last week's armed robbery has motivated residents to be more cautious. Here's what they had to say.
Batavia residents were disturbed last week with the news that a bank in town had been robbed at gunpoint. Resident Michelle Brogan was on her way to pick up some pizzas Dec. 22 when she saw police vehicles and cones blocking the entrance to Old Second National Bank on Batavia's east side. "It does make me nervous," Brogan said. At about 10 a.m. on Dec. 22, a man whose face was mostly covered walked into the bank with a black semi-automatic handgun. He left the bank with an unknown amount of cash and fled in a small four-door white or light-colored sedan, according to police. Batavia police and the FBI continue to investigate the robbery. No new information on the incident was released this week. Here was some of the reaction on Facebook: …
Here are some more photos outside the scene as police searched for answers.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Rick Nagel
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Batavia police were at the scene of an east-side bank robbery for over four hours on Saturday, interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence. Patrol cars, unmarked cars and the Batavia police crime scene investigation SUV gathered in the parking lot of Old Second National Bank, located on the 1000 block of East Wilson Street. This is where the armed robbery took place, sometime before 10:08 a.m. Dec. 22. A man dressed in a black hoodie, his face mostly covered, came into the bank with a black semi-automatic handgun, according to police. He fled with an unknown amount of money. A chalk outline was drawn in one of the front parking spaces of the bank. It's unclear if this was where the getaway car, a white or light-colored smaller four-door …