Suspect named in custody after attempted bank robbery in Kirksville, MO

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Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM CDT
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Update: Police have released the name of the Kirksville man accused of attempting to rob a bank. 30-year-old Caleb Sharp has been charged with robbery and making a terroristic threat.

Tuesday morning around 10:04 am, Kirksville Police responded to a call to a bank where they were informed a possible robbery was taking place.

According to the press release, police and a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper made contact with the male suspect who was taken into custody without incident.

Police say the 30-year-old suspect entered the bank, saying he was robbing them and that he had explosives on him. He also demanded employees go to another area of the bank. He was not able to leave the bank with any money from the attempted robbery.

Upon his arrest, police were able to confirm he did not have explosives on him.

“This event was a good example of inter-agency teamwork. We were lucky that a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper was nearby and could quickly engage the suspect,” said Kirksville Interim Police Chief Justin Jones. “We are also thankful that bank employees remained calm, followed their protocol and no one was injured.”

The suspect is being held at the Adair County Jail pending charges related to robbery and making a terroristic threat.

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