POSTED: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:42am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:16pm
TYLER, TX (KETK) - — UPDATE: Tyler Police Investigators learned from Benton Police Department of Arkansas that they were investigating eerily similiar robberies.
The description and method of operation for the two Arkansas robberies were the same as the suspect involved in the recent Altra Credit union.
The above photos attached are from the Summit Bank surveillance cameras that were obtained by police.
The suspect was driving a red or maroon Chevy S-10 pick-up.
The suspect’s identity is not known at this time. If anyone recognizes this suspect please call your local law enforcement authority or the FBI with your information.
UPDATE: Tyler Police tell KETK that the suspect's vehicle does not have a black front fender.
The pick-up should be the same color all the way around the vehicle.
Police have enhanced the photos from the robbery to help identify the subject.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers, at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case, or any, felony case.
On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 10:06 a.m., Tyler Police responded to a Financial Alarm at the Altra Federal Credit Union located at 5523 Troup Hwy across from Trane.
Bank employees told investigators that the suspect approached the counter and gave the teller a note and verbally communicated to the teller that this was a robbery. The suspect displayed a weapon that was tucked in the waistband.
The suspect is described as an approximate 30-year-old white male, medium build, wearing a black Fedora hat, glasses, yellow shirt, black sports coat, faded jeans and brown shoes.
The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money during the robbery. The suspect left the building and ran to the rear of the credit union disappearing into a nearby neighborhood.
Investigators are looking into a possible suspect vehicle described as a 90’s model Chevy or GM extended-cab, pick-up, dark maroon in color, with a black front driver side fender.
No one was injured during the incident. FBI arrived on the scene to assist with the investigation.
Information from Tyler Police
The suspect is a white male, possibly in his mid 30's. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a black fedora hat, a black sports coat, glasses, jeans, and a yellow shirt.
The man is armed and dangerous. Please take extreme caution.
KETK has learned that the man was last seen getting into a 4- door black extended cab pick-up truck.
KETK has reports that the robber came in and wrote a note that he gave to the teller. The man said he had a gun and the teller gave him the cash.
The suspect ran out of the bank and is still on the loose.
Tyler police have responded to a robbery alarm at the Altra Federal Credit Union on Troup Hwy.
This story is in progress.
KETK is headed to the scene. We will have more information soon.
Information from KETK