Suspects Remain On The Loose Following Attempted Bank Robbery

By: Daniel Armbruster Email
By: Daniel Armbruster Email

*10 P.M. Update*

Three men are on the loose Friday night after an attempted bank robbery at the Citibank on West Villa Maria Road in Bryan.

A suspected getaway car was discovered a short distance away at an apartment complex not long after that attempted robbery.

At least one of the suspects had a gun.

Nothing was taken and no one was injured in the attempted robbery that happened around 4:45 P.M. Friday.

Police say the three men were wearing masks and went inside the bank and for some reason turned around and left.

Bryan Police officers searched with guns drawn at a nearby apartment complex for three men who attempted to rob the Citibank in the 1000 block of West Villa Maria Road in Bryan .

Officers with a police dog descended on The Oaks of Villa Maria housing complex after a stolen minivan was found engine running and parked sideways in a space at the back of the property.

Russell Gurley has lived here for about a year and didn't know what was going on.

"It's pretty quiet over here. I don't know why but first escape first route I don't know my guess is the back woods," said Gurley.

Back at the bank crime scene investigators checked for fingerprints.

Customers like John Macek were out of luck.

"Yeah I just pulled up to cash a check for my grandmother. I don't usually, I don't bank with Citibank and I seen we had a little bit. I didn't notice it until I got in the parking lot and I really realized something when I seen you," said Macek

The three suspects are described as dark skinned males.

Their ages and races are unknown at this time and one appeared to be armed with a gun.

A Bryan K-9 unit was unable to pick up on their scent.

Investigators are still reviewing surveillance video from the bank.

If you have any information on the case you are asked to call Bryan Police at (979) 209-5300.

It's unclear at this time if there were any customers in the bank during the time of the attempted robbery.

6 P.M. Update
Police are searching a wooded area near The Oaks Apartments on Villa Maria and FM 2818, looking for possible suspects in relation to the attempted bank robbery. Police are reporting that three suspects were involved. All were African American males wearing masks.

Bryan Police are currently searching for two men after an attempted bank robbery just before 5 p.m., Friday. This reportedly happened at the Citi Bank, located at Villa Maria Road and Forestwood Drive.

The two suspects are described as African American men, possibly wearing masks. One was possibly carrying a handgun and the other a baseball bat. The men reportedly walked into the bank and shortly after turned around and walked out.

The call came into police at 4:47 p.m. from an alarm company affiliated with the bank. There are not believed to be any injuries or missing valuables from the bank.

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