COLLEGE STATION College Station police are continuing their search tonight for three men who held up an armored truck yesterday outside the Bank of America on University Drive. Investigators say the two men inside the truck were armed but complied with the suspect’s demands. Police are hoping someone saw something that can help them make an arrest.
"They were last seen heading northbound in a white pickup truck,” said College Station Police Lieutenant Chuck Fleeger.
It's a crime that marks the fifth bank-related robbery in Brazos County this year.
“Anyone who would commit this type of crime is of great concern to our police department and to our community,” said Fleeger.
The Bank of America on University Drive remains on high alert. Security personnel were on standby, guarding the front doors, answering questions as customers walked inside -- questions about what happened Monday afternoon.
“The College Station police department received a report of an armed robbery of an armored car/truck in the 100 block of University Drive East.
Investigators say two Loomis workers were confronted by two suspects who stole an undetermined amount of cash. Police say at least one of the suspects had a gun. A witness rushed inside the bank to report the robbery in progress; in which the bank was subsequently placed on lockdown. Police say the Loomis employees were armed, but complied with the two suspects -- both described as at least 6-feet tall with muscular builds. Police say the suspects demanded money and took off with an undetermined amount of cash.
They got into a white pickup driven by a third man. Fleeger said the white pickup was reported stolen out of Houston and was discovered less than a half-mile from the bank near Cooner Street.
It's unclear whether the armored car was making a pickup or dropping off cash; in the meantime authorities continue their search to find the suspects.