Nearly five years after a bank robbery in Mitchell, authorities have charged a 22-year-old Nebraska man for the alleged crime. But few details are available pertaining to the new information that has brought on the charges.
Jose Campos, of South Sioux City, Nebraska, has been charged on first-degree robbery and kidnapping charges. Court documents say Campos on Nov. 14, 2015, took property at First Dakota National Bank on North Main Street and “accomplished by means of force or fear against” a bank employee by use of a knife.
Davison County State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins and the Mitchell Department of Public Safety have declined comment at this time. Campos is scheduled to make his initial appearance in court on Tuesday.
A court document filed on Friday says a grand jury indicted Campos on the charges on Aug. 28. Authorities have also requested a summons of Campos.
Following the crime, Mitchell Police reviewed bank surveillance camera footage to capture an image of the bank robber’s face, which was partially covered by a fake goatee.
Authorities in 2015 said the man entered the bank and sat inside for more than 45 minutes until the other customers left. The suspected robber then brandished a knife and demanded an undisclosed amount of money from bank tellers.
He then allegedly forced a female teller to walk out the front doors with him before getting into a silver vehicle — believed to be a 2009-11 Honda Civic with Nebraska license plates — parked on Green Drive, approximately half a block southeast of the bank.
The man, estimated to be 5-foot-3-inches tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds, left several items behind, including a hat, a knife scabbard, a cell phone case, two shoes and a sock.