Authorities are in search of a suspect wanted in connection with an apparent bank robbery.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to RCS Bank on Veteran’s Road in Hannibal just before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Marion County 911 reports the suspect being sought is a white male wearing a stocking cap, black hoodie with a gold emblem and blue jeans. They also report he was carrying a handgun and was last seen walking in the Veterans Road and Stardust Road area.

Hannibal Police have joined state troopers in the search and the investigation.

Press release from the Hannibal Police Department:

At 12:35 Wednesday afternoon, officers of the Hannibal Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Ralls County State Bank, located at 390 N Veterans Rd.

Employees reported a white male wearing a stocking cap over his face, hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans entered the bank and presented a note to a teller demanding money. The subject then left the bank on foot, headed east.

This incident is under investigation and more information will be sent out as it is confirmed.

A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.