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Local bank robbed for second time this year

Local bank robbed for second time this year

February 17th, 2017 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

Texarkana, Ark., police investigate the scene of a morning robbery of the BancorpSouth branch in the 2200 block of North State Line Avenue. A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a mask displayed a gun and demanded money from the teller. This is the second time this year that this location has been robbed.

Photo by Greg Bischof /Texarkana Gazette.

This photo taken from surveillance video and provided by Texarkana, Ark., police shows the suspect in the robbery Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, robbery of BancorpSouth on North State Line Avenue.

This photo taken from surveillance video and provided...

This photo taken from surveillance video and provided by Texarkana, Ark., police shows the suspect in the robbery Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, robbery of BancorpSouth on North State Line Avenue.

This photo taken from surveillance video and provided...

Texarkana, Ark., police are looking for a man who robbed BancorpSouth at about 10 a.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of North State Line Avenue.

Details of the police investigation revealed that a man about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds and wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and a blue mask only showing his eyes entered the bank and demanded money from the teller while displaying a handgun.

Upon receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank and headed south from the building.

In the first of two armed robberies at the bank this year, a man wearing a mask and dark clothing robbed the branch on Jan. 9. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is urged to call the Arkansas-side police at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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