$350,000 Stolen from Cottonwood Bank

Police are following leads in connection to a burglary that took place at a Cottonwood Bank of America.

Police first responded to an alarm at the bank around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. Upon arrival, they found no signs of forced entry, conducted a perimeter search and found nothing suspicious. Officers responded to a second alarm at the bank around three hours later, with the same results.

Bank employees discovered $350,000 missing when they arrived for work to find the vault door open. The burglars even thought to disable security cameras at the bank, leaving very little video evidence.

Cottonwood police are receiving help from members of the FBI and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department as they proceed with the investigation. Officials said evidence indicates the burglary had a lot of forethought, and whoever got into the bank had knowledge of the security system. On a witness statement, authorities are looking for a white sedan. Bank of America is also offering a reward of $10,000 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of anyone involved in the burglary.

If you have information, you can contact the Cottonwood Police Department here.

Or, call the Silent Witness Hotline at (480)-948-6377.
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