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Posted on: September 11, 2020

2019 Bank Robbery Suspect Identified


Through a joint investigation with the local FBI office, Abilene Police have identified the suspect in a bank robbery which occurred in the early morning hours of September 24, 2019, at the First State Bank located at 2118 South Treadaway Blvd. A female bank executive had fought with the suspect, and he ultimately left without any cash.

Through an extensive investigation that spanned several months and countless man-hours, and with the aid of several law enforcement agencies, the suspect’s vehicle, and ultimately the suspect himself, was identified as a 70-year-old male from El Paso, TX. He is currently in custody on unrelated charges. A complaint has been filed federally against the suspect in connection with the robbery of the First State Bank south Treadaway Abilene location. A Federal warrant was issued for the robbery.

APD wants to thank the Dallas and El Paso Federal Bureau of Investigation Offices for this joint investigation which led to the identification of the suspect.

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