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Grapeland PD: Man walking dog spots burglary suspect trying to get into bank

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GRAPELAND, TX (KTRE) -

A man tried to break into the Grapeland State Motor Bank through its roof and through the deposit window before he tried to take the air conditioning unit out of the back wall of the business early Wednesday morning.

Chuck Franklin, the chief of the Grapeland Police Department, said that the suspect tried to enter the bank through the roof first. When that failed, he tried to break in through the deposit window.

Finally, the man attempted to remove the air conditioning unit from the back wall of the bank, Franklin said.

While the suspect was in the process of trying to remove the air conditioner, a local resident who was walking his dog passed by and spotted the suspect. The witness confronted the suspect.

The witness, who lives within a block of the bank, went home and called 911. Franklin said the suspect followed the man to his home and allegedly try to kick in the witness' front door.

The suspect was described as a black man wearing a dark-colored hoodie, and Franklin said the man was unsuccessful in his repeated attempts to enter the motor bank.

Anyone with any information about this case should call the Grapeland Police Department at (936) 687-5141.

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