Abilene bank robbery suspect still at large, APD asking for assistance statewide


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – APD continues to search for the suspect in the First State Bank Robbery.

“The administration has sent the information to Texas Police Chiefs to help spread/share this vital information in hopes of getting leads to identify and catch the suspect,” said the Abilene Police Department in a Press Release.

The suspect is accused of committing robberies at the First Bank Texas on S Access Road in Clyde in April 2015, the First Bank Texas on S 1st Street in Abilene in July 2016, and most recently, First State Bank on S Treadaway Blvd in Abilene last week.

Police say all three robberies involved a similar suspect description, which has been released as follows:

  • black man
  • 40s or 50s
  • Height 5’6”
  • Thin build
  • Partial grey facial hair only on chin
  • Walks with pronounced limp (spec left leg)
  • Wearing same gloves in 2016 gloves (black carpenter gloves, white finger tips)
  • Black ski mask with holes cut out for eyes and mouth during two of the three robberies.

He may also be driving a gold or light-colored Cadillac DeVille from 2000 to 2004.

In addition to the description, police say similar tactics were utilized during all three robberies.

Each time, the suspect waited in the bushes until bank employees came to open up for the day, then he ambushed them.

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