West Memphis man accused in armed robbery of bank

Focus Bank (Source: The Loop)
Focus Bank (Source: The Loop)
Focus Bank (Source: The Loop)
Focus Bank (Source: The Loop)
HORNERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - Police have released the name of a man suspected of trying to rob a Dunklin County bank yesterday.

Sheriff Bob Holder says he has probable cause to believe that George J. Proby, Jr. of West Memphis, AR committed robbery first degree and armed criminal action.

The probable cause statement continues that Proby entered Focus Bank on July 19, 2011 around 12:15 p.m. in Hornersville with the intent to rob the bank.

Proby then jumped over the counter to where the tellers worked, displayed a gun and demanded money, said Holder.

Proby shot the gun twice, according to Holder. The first shot was fired through an office door with the bullet just missing the teller working the window. The second shot was fired through a double pane window in the rear bathroom where Proby fled with the gun and stolen money, according to the statement.

Proby was caught by police a short distance from the bank, said Holder.

Holder says Proby is schedule to appear in court on Friday.

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HORNERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) – Police in Dunklin County are investigating a bank robbery attempt Tuesday afternoon in Hornersville.

According to the Dunklin County 9-1-1 Center, a black male walked into the Focus Bank in Hornersville and tried to rob it. Police have said that shots may have been fired, but there are no reports of any injuries.

All of the bank employees made it out, although there were reports of some of the employees were locked in the vault at some point during the robbery attempt.

A Hornersville Police Officer took the suspect into custody, and the suspect has been transported to the Dunklin County Jail at this time. The FBI is also being called in to investigate.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you any updates at this time.

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