San Marcos police are seeking a suspect in the Monday morning armed robbery of the Pioneer Bank, located at 102 Wonder World Drive in San Marcos.
According to Cmdr. Penny Dunn, a white male wearing a hoodie sweatshirt, jeans and something covering the lower part of his face, entered the bank lobby around 10:49 a.m. Monday. He displayed a handgun and demanded money from the teller. The suspect is described as being 6′ to 6’2″ tall.
The teller complied quickly and the man was last seen walking north on the sidewalk outside the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was hurt.
“The bank staff acted remarkably calm during this dangerous incident,” Dunn said.
Officers responded immediately to search for the suspect, process the crime scene and interview witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Marcos Police Department’s non-emergency number at 512-753-2108 or the Criminal Investigations Division at 512-753-2300.
This was the first bank robbery in San Marcos in more than a year. There were no bank robberies in San Marcos in 2012. The last incident happened in August 2011 at Compass Bank. The suspect in that robbery was later arrested and charged with that robbery along with others in surrounding communities.
Pioneer Bank is owned and headquartered in Hays County with locations in San Marcos, Austin, Dripping Springs, LaGrange and Weimar.