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Newton Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Bank Robbery Suspect

UPDATE: Police have issued an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Michael Phillips. He is described as 6’2″ tall, weighing 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

NEWTON, Iowa  —  Newton police are asking for help finding a man who robbed a bank on Tuesday afternoon.

Newton bank robbery suspect (WHO-HD)

Officers shared a surveillance picture from inside the Great Western Bank on 1st Avenue E. Police received a hold-up call from within the bank at 12:25 p.m. after bank employees say a man handed the teller a note and demanded money. The suspect did not show a weapon.

The suspect is said to have been wearing a plaid shirt, hoodie, and sweatpants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newton police or Jasper County Crime Stoppers.