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January 13th, 2009
Police seek help with bank robbery investigation

From the city of San Marcos

San Marcos police are investigating a bank robbery which occurred early Monday morning at the American National Bank in the 2200 block of Hunter Road.

At approximately 6:45 a.m., an employee arriving at the bank was accosted by an armed suspect who forced the employee into the bank at gunpoint, according to Police Commander Terry Nichols.

Once inside the bank, the suspect took an undisclosed amount of currency and then fled on foot. The suspect was last seen running into the wooded area directly in front of the bank.

The suspect is described as a white male, mid 20’s in age, thin build, wearing a ski mask type hood with eye and mouth holes, a black jacket, blue jeans, black gloves and white running shoes. The suspect was armed with a semiautomatic handgun.

Maria Hernandez Elementary School and Doris Miller Junior High were briefly locked down as a safety precaution while police conducted a search of the area.

Police are seeking assistance from the public with this investigation.

“We are asking for anyone who may have seen something suspicious early Monday morning in the area of Stagecoach Drive and Hunter Road to give us a call,” said Nichols. “We believe the suspect fled in an unknown type of vehicle and someone on their way to work or dropping children off at one of the area schools may have seen something out of the ordinary.”

The Criminal Investigation Division is coordinating the investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the San Marcos Police at 512-753-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 512-353-TIPS.

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