There is now a 3500 dollar reward for the information that leads to an indictment in connection to the November bank robbery in Sulphur Springs. The Texas Bankers Foundation (TBF) administers a Robbery Rewards program to prevent and discourage robberies and other crimes against Texas banks and their employees. The program provides funds for rewards, thereby assisting law enforcement agencies in obtaining information to assist in the arrest and conviction of perpetrators. The Texas Bankers Foundation would like to offer a supplemental reward for the bank robbery through the Lake Country Crime Stoppers organization.
The man that robbed the Alliance Bank Southtown Branch Wednesday, November 3rd is suspected to have robbed a bank in Longview in August and also a bank in Arizona, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders. Local law enforcement, the FBI, and Texas Rangers continue the search for a 6-foot tall, heavy-set, white male that robbed the Alliance Bank Southtown Branch.
The man left the bank area on foot but had a white, four-door small sedan near-by according to video footage available to law enforcement. He committed the robbery in the lobby of the bank building that is located with entrance on South Broadway and an exit to Mockingbird. The Southtown Branch offers drive-thru, lobby, and ATM services to Alliance Bank customers.
The Southtown Branch was closed for the afternoon following the robbery but was opened the following day with business as usual. Alliance Bank President Tom Sellers said all law enforcement agencies responded quickly with expert help as the investigation and search began.