Bank Robber Braves the Crowd

Police continue their search for a woman who robbed a Southside Bank branch in a grocery store Tuesday morning in Tyler.

It happened inside Albertson's at the intersection of Highway 110 and Loop 323. A woman with a hand-gun held up employees, demanded money and used an unknown object to cut a bank teller.   The teller was treated at Mother Frances and later released.

But police are still looking for the woman responsible. Officer Chris Moore says, "Banks that are located inside grocery stores are very visible. There's so many people coming in and out. That it's actually in a way advantageous to us, because its going to create a larger witness pool."

Police have a suspect description. They're looking for a black female, between the ages of 25 and 30. She's heavy-set, about 5'10'' to 5'11'' in height. She was wearing a dark jacket, possibly brown in color, and a dark cap.

If you saw this suspect, or have any information, you're encouraged to call the Tyler Police Department at 531-1000. Police say it's possible the robber was standing in some of the store aisles before heading into the bank.