Two Compass Banks robbed in the span of a few hours

Compass Bank at 201 North US Highway 183 was robbed on October 24, 2016. (Leander Police Department)
Compass Bank at 201 North US Highway 183 was robbed on October 24, 2016. (Leander Police Department)

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — Police in Leander and Lago Vista are searching for a man who robbed two Compass Banks on Monday.

It happened at the Compass Bank at 201 North U.S. Highway 183 at around 11:20 a.m. When police arrived, the suspect already left the scene. Witnesses tell police the suspect walked west from the bank and drove off in a 2000’s model tan or gold Mercury Marquis with a vinyl top the same color as the vehicle.

Police describe the suspect as a 5-foot-tall white or Hispanic male wearing a black jacket, tan or khaki pants, a yellow reflective safety vest and a camouflage baseball cap. Police say the man entered the bank and demanded money from a teller and left with an undisclosed amount of money.

On the same day, just a few hours later at 3 p.m., Lago Vista police said a man robbed the BBVA Compass Bank at 20610 Farm to Market 1431. Police say the suspect came in and demanded money but he didn’t display a weapon. He was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money; he was last seen running into the woods. The suspect in this case also had on a black long-sleeved t-shirt, tan pants and was wearing a camouflage baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Leander Detective Sergeant Anthony Mayberry at 512-528-2817 or by email at amayberry@leandertx.gov.

Leander - Compass Bank Robbery
Leander – Compass Bank Robbery

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