Bluffs credit union robbed Wed. afternoon


March 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Pottawattamie County are on the lookout for a man who robbed the Centris Federal Credit Union in Council Bluffs Wednesday afternoon. According to Council Bluffs Police, a white male subject wearing a light colored sweatshirt, ball cap and gloves entered the credit union at 2825 Avenue G at around 2:30-p.m.  The man approached a teller and asked to cash a check. Instead of handing her the check, he gave the woman a handwritten note demanding money. He claimed he was armed with a .38-caliber handgun and would use it unless she failed to comply. No weapon was ever shown during the robbery, however.

After the teller handed over an undetermined amount of cash, the robber fled on foot. He was described as being about 6-feet tall, with a slim build (Officials say he weighed about 160 pounds). An investigation into the crime continues. If you have any information about the incident, call  Crime Stoppers at 712-328-7867.