STANFORD - The First Southern National Bank branch on U.S. 27 was robbed at gunpoint before 8 a.m. today by two people who had not been apprehended by press time.
They came through a neighboring field in ski masks and camouflage, according to the Lincoln County 911 center and those at the scene. Trampled tall grass that separated the field from the close clipped bank lawn showed the robbers' path, and footprints could still be seen cutting through the dew.
A man who didn't want to be identified said that one of the robbers pointed a gun at his wife, who works at the bank.
The 911 center said one employee was injured but wasn't transported to a hospital. No ambulances were on the scene.
Authorities said that after robbing the bank with a shotgun, the suspects stole an employee's 2001 white Chevrolet Malibu. The car was later found abandoned in a field on the corner of Goshen Cutoff and U.S. 150.