Man Wounded While Robbing Bank in Trimble

Published 03/01 2013 10:48PM

Updated 03/01 2013 10:55PM

(TRIMBLE, Mo.) It is a town you could drive by and think it is relatively peaceful.

But there was a lot of commotion in tiny Trimble centered around the bank Friday afternoon.

"I came up to Trex Mart about 1:30," said Trimble resident Alex Admire. "And I saw cops everywhere. I was like what's going on?"

What had happened was a lone gunman walked into First Security Bank demanding money.

Shortly after, he headed north on highway 169 to a strip mall where his getaway car was located.

But what happened inside the bank is not surprising to anyone in Trimble.

"She was saying that some guy came in there, bleeding all over the place," said Admire. "He went in the bathroom, bandaged himself up. He got gas and took off."

Those injuries came after he was shot holding up the bank.

But the shot did not come from police or an armed guard.

It was a civilian carrying the gun.

"Most people do own guns," said Larry Fish, Trimble police chief. "They do have conceal and carry. You're in the rural part of Missouri."

Wounded, the suspect was pursued by police.

He was caught and arrested after hitting stop stick outside of Kansas City.

It was a scary moment inside First Security Bank.

But not surprising for people in Trimble to hear one of their own tried to stop the suspect.

"Yeah, pretty much everyone has a gun here," said Admire. "There's really no violence in this town. It's probably the first thing that's happened in five, ten years."

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