Sanborn Bank Robbery Suspect Caught

A suspect is in custody following a bank robbery in Sanborn Monday afternoon.

According to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 1pm Monday, a call was received from the Sanborn Savings Bank reporting a bank robbery. Bank officials reported a black male entered the bank and handed an employee a note stating that this was a robbery and demanded cash. No weapons were displayed or referenced during the robbery.

An undetermined amount of cash was taken from the bank and the subject left the scene on foot. Responding officers arrived at the bank within minutes of the call and a description of the suspect was given by bank officials. A perimeter was set up by law enforcement around a residence on West 5th Street in Sanborn.

As a precaution, schools, banks, daycares, and additional businesses in Sanborn were advised to go into lockdown until areas were cleared by law enforcement.

At approximately 2:10 pm, Del Martinnez Evans, Jr. was taken into custody without incident.

Evans was transported to the O’Brien County jail where O’Brien County investigators interviewed him; Evans was subsequently charged with 2nd Degree Robbery and 2nd Degree Theft, then booked into the O’Brien County Jail with a $15,000 bond.

A search warrant for 201 West 5th Street was obtained and served by law enforcement. Law Enforcement ended the search and was clear of the scene by 8:00 pm.

The sheriff’s office says the investigation is ongoing.  Agencies on the scene in Sanborn and assisting were the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, Sanborn Police, Iowa State Patrol, Sheldon Police, Hartley Police, O’Brien County EMA, Sheldon Community Ambulance, and the O’Brien County Attorney’s Office.  

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