North Texas Bank Robbery Connected To One In Central Texas

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
Police in North and Central Texas are working together to solve three bank robberies they believe are connected.

A surveillance photo of the robber. (FBI)

WEATHERFORD (September 5, 2012)—A robbery at a Weatherford bank is now thought to be connected to one in Lacy Lakeview that happened in early August.

And another robbery that happened two days after the Lacy Lakeview gold up is thought also to have been pulled off by the same man.

At about 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, a man walked into the Fort Worth Community Credit Union, located at 1911 S Main St in Weatherford, and handed a note to a teller indicating he would harm her if she did not give him money.

The teller handed over the cash she had and the man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber in the Weatherford incident was described as a white male wearing a yellow and blue, horizontal striped, Polo type short sleeved shirt and a light blue or gray Texas Rangers ball cap with the red "T" insignia on the front.

Police believe he also wore a teal or green colored undershirt, blue denim shorts and white shoes.

The teller said she never saw a weapon.

Weatherford Police Department investigators have been in contact with the FBI and the agencies say they believe that this suspect is also believed to be involved in bank robberies in the Lacy Lakeview and Alvarado areas.

A man of similar description on Aug. 11 walked into the Genco Federal Credit Union, at 1500 W. Loop 340, in Lacy Lakeview and held up that business.

Then two days later a man of the same description held up a bank in Alvarado.

Police are encouraging anyone who may have information on any of these robberies to call local police or contact Sgt James Peel or Sgt Wendy Field with the Weatherford Police Department at (817) 598-4345/ 817-598.

Up to a $1,000 reward will be paid for information about this crime and you may remain anonymous.


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