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TEMPLE (August 23, 2012)--Temple police continued their search Thursday for an armed man who robbed a local bank just before 7:30 a.m.
Officers responded to a panic alarm at around 7:25 a.m. Thursday at the First State Bank At 1150 Canyon Creek Dr.
A bank clerk told officers a man armed with a handgun confronted her as she was entering the building and demanded cash.
The robber left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, took the clerk’s car, and escaped in an unknown direction, police said.
The clerk was not injured, police said.
Officers found the car about 20 minutes later abandoned in a neighborhood south of the bank, which was searched without success.
Investigators are asking anyone with information on the case to call Temple Police at (254) 298-5500.