Citizens Stop Bank Robbery

Story by Connor Wallace

Bank couriers Dennis Boushie and Willie Moore aided the police in capturing three bank robbers.

Two men helped police officers capture three bank robbers in Pevely, Mo.

Dennis Boushie and Willie Moore are bank couriers for Boatman’s Bank of Pevely, Mo.  Boushie and Moore were at the bank when the robbery transpired.  The two decided to chase after the robbers because of “just common sense,” according to Boushie.
According to captain of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Ed Kemp, “This is beyond the call of duty.  They acted more like police officers than private citizens or bank couriers.”

The robbery began when according to Kemp a man entered the bank and screamed, “Give me the money or else.”  After the man took the money and ran, Boushie trailed the man on foot until he entered the getaway car.  Boushie then signaled to Moore to track the car via the bank van.  While Moore trailed the getaway car, Boushie went with the police to help track the car.

The police stopped the car on Interstate 55 and arrested two men and a woman.  The police found thousands of dollars in the car, and are pursuing federal warrants for bank robbery.

“Police have booked three people on suspicion of drug possession.  These three were found in the getaway care and being held in the jail at Pevely,” said Kemp.