There's been a lot of extra hours on the job for Pauls Valley authorities as they continue their search for a suspect who robbed a local bank earlier this week.
PV Assistant Police Chief Derrick Jolley says any little detail is now being tracked down after a robbery Tuesday afternoon, March 12 at the local IBC Bank, located at 700 West Grant.
The focus is anything information on the suspect, described as a while male standing about six feet tall with blue eyes, or the black or dark blue Dodge Dakota pickup he was driving when he fled with the stolen cash.
“We were there in seconds of the call and we still weren't there in time to catch him,” Jolley said about this week's robbery.
According to Jolley, the truck believed to have been used by the suspect was spotted by a witness behind the bank parked on Paul Avenue where it was facing westbound.
“They thought that was strange for a vehicle to be parked where it was,” he said, adding the truck appears to have fender flares, a sliding back window and a decal in the lower left portion of the back window.
“The bank employees saw him walking up through the alley. He went inside and walked up a few feet from the counter and said he was robbing the place.
“She complied and handed it over to him. He exited the bank and went westbound on foot.
“That's the last time anybody saw him.”
An undisclosed amount of cash was taken in the robbery, which occurred around 2 p.m.
Authorities were told the male subject was wearing a green coat, a green toboggan hat and had a green mask covering the lower half of his face.
There were no injuries as no weapon was seen by bank employees.
“We're continuing to look at any information and tips that come in,” Jolley adds.
“Anyone with information on the vehicle or the robbery is encouraged to call us at the police department or the FBI.”
The numbers to call are the Pauls Valley Police Department at 405-238-5531 or the FBI at 405-290-7770.