According to a news statement from police, the suspect entered the business, gave the teller a note stating the situation was a robbery and was given an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect left in a silver Ford Taurus described as an early 2000s model, four-door with no license plates and missing the right rear hub cap.
The suspect is described as a white female, wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants and sunglasses. She is around 30-35 years old, five-feet, five-inches and about 140 pounds.
The CU Community Credit Union Elfindale branch will be closed for the remainder of the day as police and FBI investigate the incident.
"We are very proud of our staff for dealing with this situation in the best way possible," says Judy Hadsall, president and CEO of CU Community Credit Union, in a statement. "We encourage the public to call the Springfield Police Department or the FBI with information that could lead to the identification, arrest and prosecution of this robber."
Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspect's location is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 417-882-3303.
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