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Cape Girardeau bank robbery suspect facing charges

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The Cape Girardeau County prosecutor has charged a man with robbery in the second degree for his involvement with a bank robbery occurring at a Regions Bank in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Friday.

Police say the call came in around 3:09 p.m. at Regions Bank on Mount Auburn.

According to a bank employee, a black male subject came into the front door of the business, wearing a hat and sunglasses.

The man approached her window, where he laid a deposit slip and a bag on the counter.

The employee stated the man then told her that this was a robbery, and demanded she give him hundreds and fifties.

She then opened her drawer and gave him what she had, when he said he wanted more.

She opened another drawer and gave him more money from it.

The man then ran out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

As he ran, he dropped the bag of money after the dye pack in the bag went off.

A male subject matching the description of the bank robber, later identified as DePaul A. Bush, 36, was located in the parking lot of the West Park Mall by officers. 

Bush was detained and two bank employees were transported to the mall parking lot to attempt to identify the subject.

Upon viewing Bush, both bank employees positively identified him as the person who robbed the bank.

Bush was placed under arrested and transported to the police station, where he was read his Miranda Rights and agreed to speak with investigators.

He later admitted to robbing Regions Bank.

Bush stated he approached the teller and told her this was a robbery.

He admitted that he asked for hundreds and fifties.

Bush stated he ran away and changed clothes at another location.

His clothing was later recovered.

Bush also admitted that he dropped the money when the dye pack went off.

The money was also recovered.

No one was injured.

A judge issued a $75,000 cash-only bond. Bush will be in court on Monday.

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