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New Dress Code for Bank Customers Tuesday

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, MO. – Some banks and credit unions in Missouri will start a new dress code of sorts for customers Tuesday. They're going to ask customers to remove hats, sunglasses, and hoods when entering the building.

It's an effort aimed at stopping bank robberies. Customers who do not shed their head coverings will still be served. But tellers and bank security will likly watch those who don't comply closer.

Banks and credit unions plan to post hundreds of signs, posters and tent cards explaining the new dress code.

The plan was developed with the cooperation of the FBI; Springfield, Mo. started using it last September. More than 125 institutions are planning to participate.

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