SUSPECT FLEES: Fort Dodge Bank Robbed

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Fort Dodge police are investigating whether a threat phoned in to an elementary school is linked to a bank robbery Thursday morning.

Police say a threatening call was made to Feelhaver Elementary at 9:00 a.m. The caller claimed they would “shoot up the school.” Officers were dispatched to the school to secure it and the school district implemented its protocol to provide more security at all Fort Dodge schools. The threat turned out to be unfounded and police say there is no threat to students at Fort Dodge schools.

At 9:16 a.m. police and deputies from the Webster County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Citizen’s State Bank at 130 N. 29th Street on the report of a robbery. Witnesses say a male subject walked into the bank and demanded money. No weapons were shown and the suspect took off on foot. The amount of money the suspect got away with hasn’t been released.


Fort Dodge police say they’re investigating the two incidents as separate cases, but are also trying to determine if they are tied together.

Anyone with information on either case is asked to contact Fort Dodge Police at 515-573-1426 or Crime Stoppers at 515-573-1444.