Man robs Port Lavaca bank; police seek suspect
June 17, 2010 at 1:17 a.m.
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If you have any information about the man or the possible vehicle in which he fled, call the Port Lavaca Police Department at 361-552-3788 or Crime Stoppers at 361-552-CASH.
PORT LAVACA - Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed an IBC Bank branch Wednesday.
The man did not claim to be armed during the robbery and witnesses said he was not carrying a weapon, said Police Chief John Stewart.
At 3:44 p.m., the man entered the branch, inside an H-E-B grocery store, and told the woman teller he was robbing the bank. He requested all the money in the drawer, according to a Port Lavaca Police Department news release.
The teller gave him the money from the cash drawer in a bag he provided, and the man left the bank and store.
It is unknown how much cash was taken.
Witnesses describe the robber as Hispanic, anywhere from 5-foot, 8-inches tall to 6-feet tall, with a light complexion, thin mustache and slender build. His eyeglasses had very thick lenses. He was wearing a short-sleeved shirt, tan cargo pants, dark tennis shoes without socks and a black rag on his head covering his hair, according to the release.
Stewart said the man is believed to be in his mid-to-late 30s.
Witnesses did not see the man leave in a vehicle.
Stewart said he believed this was the first bank robbery in Port Lavaca in the seven years he has been the police chief.