Franklin County Sheriff, Ricky Jones announced today November 17, 2015, that his department along with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers Service are investigating a Bank Robbery which occurred at 1:20PM at the Lake Cypress Springs Branch of First National Bank of Mount Vernon. The bank is located at 6648 FM 115, Scroggins in Franklin County.
A male subject entered the bank wearing jeans and a bright orange hoodie. Displaying a handgun, he directs the employees to fill a white plastic bag with money. Robbery suspect then takes one of the employee’s vehicle keys, goes outside the bank and steals the employee’s truck making his getaway. The get-away vehicle was recovered about three miles from the bank, shortly after the initial call, abandoned at a vacant house located at 72 SE County Road 4320, just off of FM 3122. No one was injured during the Robbery.
Robbery Suspect/Suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of money. The Lake Cypress Branch Bank is located in a high traffic area near the lake and Sheriff Jones is requesting if anyone feels they have any information, which may lead to the apprehension of the suspect or suspects to please contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (903) 537-4539 or Northeast Texas Area Crime Stoppers by phone at 903-577 TIPS(8477) or at www.netacrimestoppers.org