Armored car robbed at East Texas bank

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

Released by Sergeant Greg Sowell with the Nacogdoches PD:

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KLTV) - The Nacogdoches Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the robbery of a Loomis Armored truck in downtown Nacogdoches Friday afternoon.

At approximately 2:30 this afternoon, an armored truck was making a stop at the Regions Bank Drive In, located on Monk Drive, between South Fredonia and Church Streets in Nacogdoches. An armed guard was approached and overpowered by a male suspect, wearing a reddish shirt and black ski mask. The suspect forced the guard to the ground and entered the truck. Another suspect, described as a male wearing a red ski mask and dark clothing remained nearby. The suspects removed an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene.

Police have a vehicle of interest in this investigation that was spotted shortly after the robbery acting suspiciously. The vehicle was  northbound on University Drive in Nacogdoches. The vehicle is described as a newer model stepside Ford pickup with chrome mag wheels. The vehicle was being driven by a black male wearing a red cap. Another black male was in the bed of the truck . When this vehicle stopped at a traffic light at East College Street, the male in the back joined the male in the front.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been notified and agents are on the scene.

Officials ask that anyone who saw anyone suspicious in the area of this robbery , observed the suspicious truck or have any information concerning this investigation contact the Nacogdoches Police at 559-2607 or CRIME STOPPERS AT 560-4636 or