Tupelo, MS (WCBI) — The manhunt for a gunman and bank robbery suspects continues tonight. Monday’s heist ended in a shootout with police, fatally wounding one officer and seriously injuring another. It happened just two days before Christmas at the South Gloster Branch of BancorpSouth. At a press conference Thursday evening the FBI Special Agent in Charge said the search has expanded. A reward for information leading to an arrest now stands at more than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Law enforcement officials say they still need more tips and information from residents.
“We continue to call out to the public to think about where they were, what they may have seen during this incident. We have been getting a number of leads and we have a number of law enforcement agencies that are working in unison, in a unified manner, to solve this heinous crime. So we continue to call onto the public for your assistance, we certainly believe that with the public’s assistance, leads, we will solve this crime. ”
The number for a new tipline was also announced at Thursday’s press conference. It is 1-800-CALL FBI, or 1-800-225-5324