Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

February 4, 2013

Chase Bank robbed Saturday

Man with note demanding cash eludes police

By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Chase Bank in Corsicana was robbed once again, Saturday morning at 10:21 a.m., by a man with a note, according to Corsicana Police Chief Randy Bratton.

The robber presented the note to a teller, demanding money, then once he’d gotten it, walked out the east door and fled.

The man is described as African American, between 30 and 40 years old, about six foot tall, weighing 150 to 170 pounds, with a goatee, wearing a dark-colored Nike sweat shirt with hood, light blue sweat pants, and yellow work gloves. He entered the rear door of the bank on the east side of the Chase Bank, 101 N. Beaton, and handed the note to a teller.

Corsicana police responded immediately, but did not find the suspect.

Det. Ronni Phillips is in charge of the local investigation, and the FBI is also working on the case.

“The investigation is continuing,” Bratton said Monday morning. “The problem is the video is inconclusive because of the hoodie. That’s complicating matters.”

Chase Bank was also robbed on Oct. 18, 2012. In that instance a black man wearing shorts and a T-shirt and a skull mask walked in, wielding what was believed to be a gun, and verbally demanded money. There hasn’t been any arrest in that incident, either. It’s not clear if the two crimes are related, Bratton said.

“We’re certainly looking into that possibility, but there’s nothing right now that links it one way or another,” he said.

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