Fatal Robbery Puts Bankers on Notice

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 12:00 am  

President and CEO of Metropolitan Nation Bank Lunsford Bridges was visiting a relative in Hot Springs on Dec. 23 when he got the call informing him that one of his employees had been shot during a robbery.

The bank robbery at Metropolitan National Bank's branch that killed a teller on Dec. 23 was one of 51 bank heists in Arkansas in 2006, marking the highest number of hold ups in at least five years.

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