2 men arrested for bank robberies near Cushing

2 men arrested for bank robberies near Cushing
Monday, December 27, 2010 - 4:14am


Two men were in custody early Friday in connection with two bank burglaries in Cushing, the most recent of which occurred about 3:30 a.m. Friday.

Will Thacker and Emanuel Griffin, both of Alto, were booked in to the Nacogdoches County jail on two charges each of burglary of a building, according to Sheriff Thomas Kerss.

In addition to burglarizing the bank Friday, the men are believed responsible for a similar burglary last week of the same Cushing bank, the sheriff said.

"At approximately 3:30 a.m. (Friday), the alarm activated at the bank in Cushing," Kerss said, referring to a branch of Longview Bank and Trust. "This same bank was burglarized about a week ago."

As deputies responded to the alarm, officer Ben Curtis spotted a silver extended-cab Toyota Tacoma pickup leaving the Cushing area. The vehicle matched the description of the suspect vehicle used in last week's burglary of the same bank, Kerss said.

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