Armed robber hits Blackwater bank | FBI assists Sheriff's office with investigation
The Cooper County Sheriff's Department, with the assistance of the FBI, is investigating an armed robbery of the Alliant Bank in Blackwater -- approximately 24 miles southeast of Marshall.
The robbery occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m Wednesday, June 26, when a suspect armed with a handgun entered the bank and contacted the teller demanding money. The suspect, described as a white male, medium build, and between 5-foot 6 inches to 5-foot 8 inches in height, left the bank with "a substantial amount of money," according to a news release by the Cooper County Sheriff's office.
The suspect reportedly left on foot, wearing a light colored long sleeved shirt, khaki cargo shorts, a dark baseball cap and sunglasses.
According to the release, it is believed the suspect left the area in an unknown vehicle, although earlier scanner traffic reported the suspect may have left in a green passenger vehicle with Florida license. No direction of travel is available. The investigation is ongoing as more evidence is gathered.
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