Two Arrested in January Robbery of Liberty State Bank

August 13, 2007
Dwayne Page

Two people have been arrested for the January robbery of Liberty State Bank in Liberty.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 32 year old Vasco (Trey) Landrum and his wife 27 year old Angel Landrum of Possum Hollow Road, Dowelltown were arrested Wednesday night and charged with robbery. Bond for each is $100,000 and they will appear in General Sessions Court on the charges August 16th. The Landrum's are also facing federal charges.

Seven months ago, on Thursday, January 11th, two people pulled off a noon time robbery at the Liberty office of Liberty State Bank taking several thousands of dollars in cash and checks before making their getaway.

Sheriff Ray says the robbers, a male and a female, entered the bank around 12:45 p.m.

Pictures from the bank's surveillance cameras revealed that the female was wearing coveralls and a paintball mask that covered her head. The male was wearing coveralls and a hoodie with a sheet covering part of his face.. He was also wearing a dark colored back pack with an orange colored letter "T" on it.

Sheriff Ray says the female passed to a bank employee a note which stated that this was a robbery while the male then went behind the counter and helped himself to the money from a cash drawer.

The two then left the bank then drove to their home, where they burned the clothes they wore during the robbery as well as the checks they had stolen and some of the money that been ripped or torn, fearing that it would be traceable.

Neither of the bank robbers produced a weapon during the hold up and none of the bank employees were injured.

Sheriff Ray says the Landrum's have given statements implicating themselves in the robbery.

Meanwhile, in a separate investigation, 31 year old Steven Anderson of Cecil Hale Road, Smithville is charged with statutory rape.

He was arrested Wednesday night, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17 year old female since she was age sixteen.

His bond is set at $100,000 and he will be in General Sessions Court on the charge August 16th.

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