FBI joins search for bank robber

Bank robbery suspect

Local and federal authorities are investigating a Cooper County bank robbery and today released a picture of the suspect.

At approximately 3:45 pm Wednesday afternoon a man entered the Alliant Bank in Blackwater Missouri.

He demanded money from the teller. The man had a handgun and left with what authorities are calling a substantial amount of money before he ran off.

Deputies from the Cooper County Sheriff's Office are investigating and looking for the get-away car. It's described as a black passenger car with tinted windows and blacked out wheels.

The suspect is a white male, medium build, 5'6" to 5'8" in height. He was wearing a light colored long sleeved shirt, Khaki colored cargo shorts, a dark ball cap and sunglasses.

Police say the investigation in continuing and the FBI is assisting.