3 suspects rob Trinity bank, 2 clerks injured

Published: Oct. 26, 2015 at 2:26 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2015 at 4:58 PM CDT
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Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - Three suspects struck the First Community Bank in Trinity Monday morning in a violent armed robbery that left two clerks in need of medical treatment for their injuries.

According to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones, the robbery occurred at the First Community bank at about 9:35 a.m. Jones said the two suspects were described as black men wearing blue jeans. One man was wearing a long-sleeved white shirt with a black hoody over. The other man was wearing a dark-colored hoody. Both men had stocking material over their faces, Jones said.

Jones said the men assaulted two of the bank's clerks, and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The two clerks were treated for their injuries at a Trinity hospital.

The suspects drove off in in a white, four-door car that authorities believe may be a newer-model Toyota Corolla. Jones said they headed south on Highway 19 toward Huntsville.

A third suspect was driving the getaway vehicle, Jones said. He said they have no information or a description in regard to the third suspect.

Both men are considered armed and dangerous, Jones said.

At this time, Trinity authorities are not sure if the First Community Bank robbery is connected to the robbery that occurred at the town's McDonald's Saturday night.

Jones said multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating the bank robbery, including the Texas Rangers. He added that FBI agents are on their way to help with the investigation.

Jones also said that the description of the vehicle used in the First Community Bank robbery also matches the description of the car used when two suspects attempted to break into Lufkin's Citi Trends store on Sept. 17.

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