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Law enforcement searching for Hull bank robber

March 8, 2019

Federal authorities are looking for a suspect accused of robbing the Texas State Bank in Hull on Wednesday morning.

The robbery occurred at FM 834 in Hull shortly after the bank opened at approximately 9:17 a.m. A man described as Hispanic and in his 20s to 30s, wearing a black jacket, black baseball cap with a logo on the front, black gloves and light-colored khaki pants handed the teller a note demanding cash. Police say no weapon was displayed to the three bank employees on duty at the time.

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office lead investigator James McQueen said the robbery suspect fled the bank driving a gray passenger vehicle. McQueen said one of the front wheels was a different color than the others.

The suspect reportedly put an undisclosed amount of money into a silver-colored bag before fleeing the bank.

Investigators are requesting the public in that area review their business or home security video to see if they have any footage of the fleeing vehicle on their system.

Security camera footage at the bank is being reviewed by local and federal authorities to gain any kind of information to help them in their investigation.

Schools in the area were on lockdown until an all clear was given later.

Anyone with information that might lead to the identity and arrest of the suspect is requested to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 336-4500 or Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867). The identity of anyone providing information to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous.

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