Sheriff's office: 1 person in custody after attempted robbery at Kennard bank

Updated: Jul. 10, 2018 at 7:26 PM CDT
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KENNARD, TX (KTRE) - One person is in custody after he attempted to rob the Commercial Bank of Texas branch in Kennard Tuesday afternoon, according to the Houston County Sheriff's Office.

Chief Deputy G.P. Shearer with the Houston County Sheriff's Office said that the incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. He said a man has been detained, but the person hasn't been charged yet.

"He made every effort to rob the bank from what we can tell," Shearer said.

Employees at the bank spotted a man outside, and when he walked up to a door, something didn't look right, Shearer said. He said they hit an alarm, and at that time, the suspect got into a white car and drove east on State Highway 7 toward Angelina County.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office is working with the FBI, the Texas Rangers, and the Angelina County Sheriff's Office to investigate the attempted robbery.

Trooper David Hendry with the Texas Department of Public Safety said that an Angelina County-based DPS trooper spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle and made a traffic stop on it.

Shearer said that they will release the suspect's name once the man is charged.

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