Thursday, July 26, 2018

Search Continues for Suspect in Spiro

Suspect in bank theft.

Police continue to search in the Spiro area for the second suspect in what authorities are calling a "felony theft" that occurred at the Bank of the Ozarks on Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith on Thursday morning.

Around 11:30 a.m. two bank employees were approached by a black male while they were servicing an ATM machine. The male suspect stole two metal cash canisters that reportedly contained approximately $20,000. The subject, who was later identified as Daniel Giles, ran to a waiting white Dodge Durango and fled the scene with another black male.

The two suspects fled into Oklahoma where they were pursued by Oklahoma law enforcement until they lost control of their vehicle. Giles was taken into custody at that time but the other suspect is still at large. The suspect is described as a black male wearing Nike sandals with white socks and a white cloth around his face.(See surveillance photo above)

A search command center has been set up at the Spiro High School gymnasium. 

The two damaged and empty canisters were later located in a drainage underpass near Jennylind and Harvard in Fort Smith.

$10,000 in cash has been recovered according to authorities.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the missing suspect should contact the Fort Smith Police Department at 479-709-5100.

KXMX News Staff

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