Man Robs First National Bank in Downtown Brownsville

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POSTED: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 2:50pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:45am

Police are looking for a man in his late 20's to early 30's. He was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and a blue cap.

The robbery happened at the First National Bank on Seventh and Levee Streets in Downtown Brownsville just after 11:30 this morning. Police tell News Center 23, the man walked in and handed the teller a note, then displayed a weapon. In that note, authorities say the robber demanded money.

"He handed over a note making demands, which the teller complied after this individual again was carrying a weapon."

The man, described as Hispanic, between 5'8 and 5’10, 220 to 230 pounds ran out of the bank with an unknown amount of cash. He was last seen leaving the area on foot, running on Levee Street towards Eighth Street. Police remained at the scene, interviewing bank employees, along with bank customers. No one was allowed to leave the premises until they spoke with investigators.

"Luckily no injuries were reported."

This is the third robbery in two years that Brownsville police investigate. In 2009, a woman walked in to a bank in downtown and ran off with $8,000. Just in December, police investigated a bank robbery that happened at the Bank of America on Boca Chica Boulevard. Much like today's robbery, the man handed over a note to the bank teller demanding money. He ran off with an unknown amount of cash but was arrested the next day.

If you have any information about this case, you're urged to call the Brownsville Crime Stopper line at: 546-8477.
 

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