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Wells Fargo bank in north Victoria robbed; police seek suspect

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
March 30, 2012 at 3:05 p.m.
Updated March 29, 2012 at 10:30 p.m.


Victoria police are continuing a search for a man involved in a bank robbery Friday that was reported in the northern part of the city.

The holdup was reported at the Wells Fargo bank at 7107 N. Navarro St. at the intersection of Navarro Street and Zac Lentz Parkway.

Police are seeking a clean-shaven white male in his early 30s, who was wearing a dark blue baseball cap, a blue and white plaid shirt, a white undershirt and white-and-black tennis shoes at the time.

Victoria Police Department Public Information Officer Eline Moya said the suspect entered the bank at 2:30 p.m. and handed a note to a female teller, informing her that he had a gun.

He displayed a black handgun and demanded money. He received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the bank. He was carrying a black toiletries bag when he exited the bank.

The suspect did not attempt to shield his face.

Moya said customers were inside the bank at the time of the robbery. Aferward, they were temporarily detained until the location was secured.

Police did not know whether the suspect departed on foot or in a vehicle. No injuries were reported, and the bank closed for the remainder of the day.

The FBI arrived at the scene Friday and began investigating.

"Whenever it does involve a bank, the FBI are usually the ones who also are involved. And obviously our Texas Rangers have always been there to assist us whenever they're needed," Moya said. "So it's always been a joint effort and hopefully we're getting some positive results out of this."

No suspects were in custody as of late Friday.

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