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Man detained after Trinity bank robbery

Photo courtesy of Trinity County Constable Pct. 1 Photo courtesy of Trinity County Constable Pct. 1
Photo courtesy of Trinity County Constable Pct. 1 Photo courtesy of Trinity County Constable Pct. 1
TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Authorities say a man walked into the First Community Bank in Trinity and robbed it, then walked to a car dealership and bought a vehicle.

According the Pct. 1 Trinity County Constable's Office, the man asked to fill out a withdraw slip for a large amount of money. When the teller told him he didn't have an account, he said the man told him repeatedly, "You don't want any trouble."

The teller took it as a threat and gave the suspect $4,000 in cash, according to investigators.

Officers were able to detain him at his house, after he drove the truck he had purchased home.

The suspect's identity was not released. We're told he has a history of mental health issues.   He's being treated at a mental facility. The case is still under investigation.

The car was returned to the dealership and the money to the bank.

The name of the suspect cannot be released because he is a mental health patient.

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