Police investigating weekend bank robbery


CUMBERLAND — Local investigators are asking the public’s help identifying a man accused of robbing the Greenfield Banking Co. branch in Cumberland on Saturday.

Police were called to the bank, located just east of the Hancock-Marion county line, around 11:30 a.m. Saturday after a man came into the branch and demanded money, records show.

The suspect did not display a gun but handed a bank teller a note ordering her to give him cash, records show.

A teller sounded an alarm that alerted first-responders to the robbery in progress, according to 911 dispatch records. But the suspect had already fled the bank by the time police arrived at the scene. 

The suspect is described as a white or Latino man in his 30s. He was wearing a tan jacket, a blue T-shirt, gray shorts, a baseball cap and sunglasses at the time of the robbery, according to police.

Witnesses told police the suspect left the bank in a dark colored SUV or mini van. 

The suspect was seen climbing into the passenger side of the vehicle, according to 911 dispatch records. Witnesses were unable to provide a description of the driver, records state.

Officers from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Cumberland Police Department searched for the suspects for several hours Saturday on the west side of Hancock County and the east side of Indianapolis.

Officers took to social media over the weekend, seeking the public’s help identifying the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cumberland Police Department’s detective unit at 317-894-3525. Anonymous tips can be made at 317-894-6208.