Credit Union Robbed In Broad Daylight

It took only seconds for one man to rob a Tyler credit union Monday morning, but the suspect's quick maneuvering was not quick enough to allude a surveillance camera staring at him.

The robbery took place at Kelly Tyler Federal Credit Union on Fifth Street around 9:50 a.m. The suspect, wearing a ski mask, a dark long-sleeve shirt and camouflage pants, pointed a gun at a teller and demanded money.

Patrick Hill, a three month employee of the credit union, was the suspect's target. "He just kept saying, 'Put the money in the bag, hurry up, hurry up, hurry up'," remembers Hill. "He was out just as fast as he came in."

When finished, the suspect headed for a purple vehicle in the parking lot. Police believe the car is a purple 1995 or 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier.  It's also possible the two-door sedan with tinted windows was a Pontiac, according to Officer Chris Moore, Public Information Officer of Tyler Police Department.

The robber did not act alone. A blonde, was seen driving the getaway car. Police are still not certain if that driver was a male or female.

Police found a money bag surrounded by coins and crumbled dollar bills outside the business. The suspect apparently dropped the cash while making his escape.

"He didn't get away with a lot of money," said employee Patrick Hill. "I just feel for anybody else if he tries to get more money from a bank or credit union today."

The robber is a male, his race unknown. He was last seen, wearing a ski-mask, long-sleeved black shirt, camouflage pants and possibly gloves.

Driving a purple Chevy Cavalier, or Pontiac. A blonde driver was behind the wheel.

If anyone has information, you are encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 597-Cuff.