Police arrest man accused of robbing St. Charles bank

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 17 at 6:32 PM

(KMOV) -- Police said they have arrested a man who robbed a St. Charles bank on Monday after telling an employee there was a bomb in the building.

According to police, Joseph D. Meyers, 47, from Hazelwood, walked into the Bank of America in the 1300 block of S. 5th St. around 9:15 a.m.

Police say Meyers approached a teller and indicated there was a bomb in the bank and it was being robbed.

Authorities say Meyers was handed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene on foot. A K-9 unit helped police determine there were no explosives inside.

 

Meyers is charged with attempted robbery in the first degree and making a terrorist threat. He is being held on a $100,000 cash only bond. 

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