Sully Bank Robbery Suspect Claims He Stole 250-Dollars

A 20-thousand dollar bond was set this (Thursday) afternoon for the 62 year old man accused of robbing a Sully bank yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. Jeffery Ray Peer of Panora made his initial court appearance. He claims he only got away with 250-dollars. Peer is listed as homeless, and is being held in the Jasper County Jail for 2nd Degree Robbery. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 25th. Authorities claim Peer entered Great Western Bank on 4th Street in Sully just before 12:30 Wednesday afternoon, with the intent to steal money. Once inside…Peer told officers he saw only one female bank employee. He used a bank slip to write a note, which he gave the teller.  According to the arrest report…the note said “Be Calm. All 50’s and 100’s. No dye packs. I have a gun! No alarm”. Peer says the teller handed him one 50-dollar bill and ten 20-dollar bills, and then he left. Police say the money was left on the front seat of Peer’s 1998 Cadillac Deville. The 62 year old was arrested about 36 minutes after the robbery was reported. Information about his vehicle was broadcast to area law enforcement. Around 1:12p.m. an Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officer spotted Peer driving west on I-80 near mile marker 149 just west of Colfax. He pulled Peer over and took him into custody. There’s been no mention of any gun being recovered. Online court records show Peer with prior convictions for prostitution and harassment, with both cases in Polk County.