Smith County Sheriff’s Office searching for suspect in bank robbery

Smith County Sheriff’s Office searching for suspect in bank robbery

SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS (KLTV) - Multiple agencies are investigating a bank robbery in the Tyler area.

Smith County deputies and Tyler police officers are at the First National Bank of Winnsboro located at Highway 155 and Highway 271 North.

According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, a bank robbery occurred at that location at about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

(Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office)

A man walked into the bank and handed the teller a note. The teller checked with the branch manager and they gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect then left the location and went behind the UT Health Center parking lot.

He is described as a white male, between 45 to 55 years of age, wearing a green t-shirt, khaki-colored cargo shorts, dark sunglasses and a baseball-style cap. He is believed to be driving a late model silver Toyota Tundra with a double cab and chrome bar steps on the side.

(Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office)

The sheriff’s office released a statement on the incident Monday afternoon:

On June 10, 2019 at 10:38 a.m. Smith County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a robbery at the First National Bank Winnsboro located at the intersection of State Hwy. 155 and U.S. Hwy 271 in Tyler. Upon the arrival of Deputies, it was learned that the suspect had fled the scene.

The white male suspect entered the bank and demanded an undisclosed amount of cash from the teller. After receiving the money, the suspect exited the bank and drove away in a silver Toyota Tundra pickup. He pulled out of the parking lot onto Hwy 155 where he made a left turn into the UT Health Northeast driveway. The suspect vehicle was last seen headed south in the driveway of the hospital.

The suspect is described as a middle aged white male, wearing a green t-shirt, khaki colored cargo shorts, dark sunglasses and a baseball style cap. He fled the scene in a late model Toyota Tundra double-cab pickup with chrome cab length side steps.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and the Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene. We also received assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Smith County Pct. 4 Constables Office and UT Health Northeast P.D.

If anyone has any information on this robbery they are urged to contact the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at 903-566-6600.

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