Published on September 22nd, 2022 | by Oxford Police Department


Water Valley Woman Arrested for Bank Robbery in Oxford, Mississippi

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Oxford Police Department responded to the Regions bank in the 1900 block of University Avenue in Oxford, Mississippi for a reported bank robbery.

The suspect left the scene with approximately $2,051 in cash.

Officers arrived on scene and were able to quickly disseminate a vehicle and suspect description to area law enforcement.

Shortly after the robbery, the Water Valley Police Department called and said they had the suspect, Karen Sue Bell (60 of Water Valley, Mississippi) in custody.

She was transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center where she was booked for armed robbery. She was given a $25,000 bond by a Justice Court Judge.

Karen Sue Bell (60 of Water Valley, Mississippi)

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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

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