Springfield Man Charged with Bank Robbery
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was charged in federal court today with robbing the Bank of America yesterday afternoon.
Anthony Carlton Dunlap, 40, of Springfield, was charged with one count of bank robbery and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo.
According to an affidavit filed in support of the federal criminal complaint, Dunlap entered Bank of America, 633 W. Kearney St., Springfield, at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Dunlap allegedly handed a bank teller a note, which began with “Stay calm.” The teller did not read any further, but made eye contact with Dunlap, the affidavit says. Dunlap allegedly looked toward his hand, which was in his coat pocket, as if to indicate he was armed.
The teller removed cash from her teller drawer and placed it on the counter. Dunlap allegedly said, “Give me more,” and she removed more cash from the drawer. Dunlap took the cash, the affidavit says, stuffed it into his pockets, and left the bank. According to the affidavit, Dunlap took $3,910 in the robbery.
Law enforcement officers found Dunlap hiding in the back seat of a vehicle parked in a residential driveway and arrested him. As Dunlap was removed from the car, a large amount of loose cash was dragged out with him. Cash was also on the back floor boards of the car, along with a loaded Hi Point .40-caliber pistol.
Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this complaint are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Springfield, Mo., Police Department and the FBI.