New images released in Diboll, Broaddus bank robberies

New images released in Diboll, Broaddus bank robberies
Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers
Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers
Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers
Source: Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers

DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) - Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers has released a new video that has clearer photos of the man suspected of robbing banks in Diboll and Broaddus back in April.

The video also has photos of the Suzuki that the suspect drove away from the Diboll bank.

The images show the black man suspected of robbing Commercial Bank in Diboll on April 13. He is shown wearing a blue hard hat and a yellow safety vest.

"Crime Stoppers is confident that investigators will soon make arrests, but we're offering a reward to encourage anyone with crime-solving information to submit a tip anonymously and help close both cases," the original Facebook post stated.

According to the Diboll Police Department, the suspect was armed when he robbed the bank. The man was seen leaving Weber Street and headed toward Hendrix Street in a four-door car that has been identified as a Suzuki Aerio.

Authorities believe the same man robbed the Compass bank located at 411 Tx-147 in Broaddus a week later. San Augustine County Sheriff Robert Cartwright said when his deputies arrived on the scene, witnesses said the suspect was a black man who was wearing a dark-colored hoodie. He also allegedly had a gun.

The suspect in the Broaddus robbery made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

"He had a firearm with him and brandished the firearm," Cartwright said. "And, at this point, the employees gave him the money that he was asking for."

Crime Stoppers released information on the robbery saying the suspect was wearing a camouflage jacket, black gloves, and a fluorescent yellow top, carrying a gray and black backpack.

The vehicle that the suspect fled in appears to be a silver mid-2000s Cadillac DeVille.

Anyone with any information is urged to submit a tip at 639TIPS.com. Tipsters may also use the Crime Stoppers app 639TIPS.com/app) or call Crime Stoppers at 9936) 639-TIPS.

Calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and an anonymous tip that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward," the Facebook post stated.

"You might see other requests for assistance with these investigations, and Crime Stoppers encourages the community to work with investigators, but it is important to note that only calls and tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and only anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a Crime Stoppers reward."

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