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August 1st, 2011
Police look for Compass Bank robbery suspect

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Surveillance video captured images of a man police say robbed Compass Bank on LBJ Drive today.

Surveillance video captured images of a man police say robbed Compass Bank on LBJ Drive today.

San Marcos police are looking for a man who robbed Compass Bank shortly after noon today.

The suspect, described as a white male, 5’10”, medium build, entered the bank at about 12:14 p.m. Monday and presented a note to the bank teller, said Cmdr. Penny Dunn. The robber presented a note demanding cash from the teller drawer and indicated he had a weapon.

The suspect then exited the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, ran across S. LBJ to Nicola Street and disappeared. San Marcos police and the FBI are currently investigating the bank robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call San Marcos Police Department Criminal Investigations 512-753-2300. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 800-324-8477 or check online at www.bandittracker.com

The bank robbery today is the first in San Marcos in the more than two years since the American National Bank was robbed on January 12, 2009.

The suspect, Christopher Smith, was arrested on April 16, 2009 after a pursuit by San Marcos Police   Smith is currently serving a sentence in federal prison for three bank robberies that occurred in San Marcos, Luling, and Garden Ridge in 2008 and 2009.

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