Bates County Sheriff seeking public’s help in recent robbery

On 8/1/2021 Bates County Deputies took a report of a burglary located at the Bates County Elks Club just outside the city limits of Butler. Unknown subject or subjects forcibly entered through a back door of the building. While in the building the subjects broke open two safes and completely stole a third safe.

Approximately $7000 to $9000 in cash was taken along with a computer, two tablets, blank checks, and misc. records.

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from the public for information on the person or persons responsible for this burglary. The money taken is money from fundraisers and helps the club perform many functions to support our youth and to make the community better.

If you have information, please contact a Bates County Detective by calling 660-679-3232.