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Reward offered for information leading to arrest and conviction of person responsible for credit union robbery

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Police released this photo of the clothing worn by the suspect in the robbery of the Jefferson County Federal Credit Union on Nov. 13, 2015. Police released this photo of the clothing worn by the suspect in the robbery of the Jefferson County Federal Credit Union on Nov. 13, 2015.
A police car parked in front of the Jefferson County Federal Credit Union after it was robbed on Nov. 13, 2015. A police car parked in front of the Jefferson County Federal Credit Union after it was robbed on Nov. 13, 2015.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for robbing the Jefferson County Federal Credit Union.

Police say the suspect hid in the bushes waiting for employees of the credit union to arrive for work early Nov. 13. He then followed employees inside and locked three in the vault before escaping with an unknown amount of money.

On Monday, police held a press conference to announce the reward and release more details about the robbery.

"The suspect that we're looking for is a white male, 25 to 30 years old, athletic build, about 5'10". He was completely covered up in the robbery. Again, he had that Berkley navy blue hooded sweatshirt on, black athletic pants, and those blue shoes -- they were Starter brand shoes," said Sgt. Eric Black with Louisville Metro Police.

Police later recovered the sweatshirt, pants and shoes worn during the robbery.

"When he fled, he fled to it looked like an old house -- farmhouse, behind catty-corner from the credit union. On the side of the building, was the clothing - the sweatshirt, the pants, and the shoes that he was wearing during the credit union robbery," said Sgt. Black.

Jefferson County Federal Credit Union CEO Heather Clunie says the credit union is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

"We want to assist the police in finding the person and keeping them off the streets. We don't want this to happen again and we feel like it's our duty to the community," said Clunie.

Clunie says they've already taken precautions to make the bank safer for employees.

"The shrubbery is now gone. We have reviewed all of our opening and closing procedures and made any necessary changes, and the staff followed protocol that morning and thankfully are all safe," said Clunie.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, or think you recognize the clothing shown in the photo, you're asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at 502-574-LMPD (574-5673). All calls are anonymous.

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