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October 18, 2012

Robber strikes Chase Bank

Police, FBI continue search for lone suspect

Corsicana — Corsicana Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating an armed robbery Thursday morning at the Chase Bank in downtown Corsicana.

The report came in shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday as the bank opened for business.

Corsicana Police Chief Randy Bratton said the suspect, described as a black male, approximately 35 to 40 years old, with a mask and displaying what appeared to be a handgun, entered the bank through the door on the east side of the building, and took an undisclosed amount of cash from a teller inside the bank. The suspect then left through the same door and fled on foot to the north.

Police canvassed the neighborhood immediately following the report seeking witnesses, and have reviewed surveillance tapes from the bank and other downtown locations.

Photos released to the media show the man approaching the bank, wearing a pair of plaid shorts, sneakers, and a T-shirt. Inside the bank, the suspect donned a Halloween-type mask with a “skull face.”

Chase Bank was closed Thursday morning as investigators processed the crime scene, but reopened for full inside operation a couple of hours after the incident.

Sgt. Mark Nanny, supervisor, of the Criminal Investigation Division, contacted the FBI Office in Dallas and agents responded to the scene to assist Corsicana detectives with the investigation. The Corsicana Police Department is the lead investigating agency.

Det. Jason Grant is the lead investigator assigned to the case and can be reached at 903-654-4902 or 903-654-4913.

Chief of Police Randy Bratton said the entire staff at Chase Bank remained calm and composed during and after the robbery and as a result were very helpful to investigators conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information concerning the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact the Corsicana Police Department at 903-654-4902 and may receive up to $1,000 for credible information.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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