Haskell County couple held hostage before bank robbed

Tuesday, April 1st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Keota-AP) -- The FBI is searching for at least three armed men who held a Keota bank teller and her husband hostage before robbing the bank in eastern Oklahoma Tuesday morning.

The couple was held hostage for 17 hours before being forced to take money out of the First National Bank of Keota around 7 AM. The couple was released unharmed in Haskell County after the robbery.

The FBI says the suspects were wearing ski masks and dressed in camouflage when they took the couple hostage at their home Monday.

The robbers forced the couple to drive to them to the bank this morning before it opened. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

Officials warn the suspects could be armed with assault rifles.

The FBI is joining Haskell County deputies in the search in Haskell County.