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Update: SCSO investigates Austin Bank Robbery

SMITH CO., June 20, 2014 – UPDATE: At 7:06 this morning, dispatchers with the Smith County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting that the Austin Bank, located at 16909 Highway 155 South, had been robbed.

A small-framed black male who was wearing an ace bandage over his face held a female employee at gunpoint as she arrived for work and prepared to enter the building. The robber instructed the woman to take him into the bank. She complied, and the robber left the bank with an undetermined amount of money using her vehicle as the getaway car. The woman was not harmed.

The vehicle is a white diamond colored 2009 Cadillac CTS 4-door, Texas license plate number CJ7 Z230.

“Smith County Sheriff's Office Detectives are working in conjunction with the FBI and the Texas Rangers on this robbery,” said Sheriff Larry Smith. “We need the public to be on the lookout for this vehicle and please call us immediately if they see it.”

More information will be released as it becomes available.

KYYK's Gary Richards spoke with Smith County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer John Moore about the investigation. Click below for more.

 

 

Original Story

SMITH, June 20, 2014— At 7:06 a.m., this morning, the Smith County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a bank robbery at the Austin Bank, located at 16909 Highway 155 South.

Multiple Smith County Sheriff's Office units responded to the scene.

The suspect in this morning's bank robbery is described as a black male with a small build. He left the location with an undetermined amount of cash driving a 2009 white-diamond colored Cadillac CTS, similar to the one in the photo, with Texas license plate: CJ7 Z230.

Anyone with any information on this robbery is asked to call the Smith County Sheriff's Office at 903-566-6600 or 911.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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