Columbia Police seeking suspects in bank robbery

Monday, July 11, 2011 | 1:19 p.m. CDT; updated 5:18 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 19, 2011

COLUMBIA — Columbia police have identified three people in connection with a robbery at the Merchants and Farmers Bank located at 4000 Range Line St.

A man walked into the bank around 4:30 Friday afternoon. He slid a note to a teller that demanded an undisclosed amount of money and implied that he had a weapon, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.


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Police said he left with an undisclosed amount of money and are still investigating how he left the scene.

Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer sent a news release Monday morning naming three suspects as Jeffery Heckman, 25; Jacob T. Norris, 23; and Alexia Quentasha Baker, 23.

Heckman was said to be a man from the Macon area and was described as 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, according to the news release.

Norris was also said to be a man from the Macon area. He was described as 5 feet 11 inches and 155 pounds, according to the news release.

Baker was said to be a woman from the Shelbyville area. She was described as 5 feet, 3 inches and 115 pounds, according to the news release.

The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous, according the news release.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the crime to call 875-TIPS.

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