Troy bank president pulls gun, holds robber wearing Halloween mask

Troy bank president pulls gun, holds robber wearing Halloween mask

Donald Lee, 58, was charged with first-degree robbery after the president of an eastern Missouri bank is stopped him until police arrived.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 31 at 6:21 PM

TROY, Mo. (KMOV) —The president of a Troy bank is being credited with stopping a robber and holding him until police arrived.

Police said Donald Lee, 58, walked into the Peoples Bank and Trust right before the bank closed wearing a Halloween mask.

Authorities said Lee went up to the bank teller acting like he had a gun and demanded money.

Police said Lee, who was also wearing a heavy jacket, calmly walked away from the tellers carrying one of the banks’ money bags.

Bank president David Thompson followed Lee into the parking lot, pulled out a Colt .380 and pointed it at the his face before he could drive away.

Police arrived about a minute and brought Lee into custody.

No injuries were reported.

Lee has been charged with first-degree robbery and his bail was set at $50,000.

 

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