The man who robbed Sulphur Springs Alliance Bank has been captured in Arizona according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders. At this time Sanders has little information available other than the man has confessed to the local robbery and several others.
Sulphur Springs Police, the FBI, Texas Rangers, and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office along with other agencies in areas where he committed robberies had been seeking the white male that left the Southtown Branch of Alliance Bank on foot but had a car parked nearby. The local robbery was committed in the branch lobby.
The Texas Bankers Foundation (TBF) that administers a Robbery Rewards program to prevent and discourage robberies and other crimes against Texas banks and their employees had offered a reward along with other funds. The program provides funds for rewards, thereby assisting law enforcement agencies in obtaining information to assist in the arrest and conviction of perpetrators.
The man that robbed the Alliance Bank Southtown Branch Wednesday, November 3, 2016 is suspected to have robbed a bank in Longview in August and also a bank in Arizona, according to Chief Sanders.
The man left the local 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.