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Police Respond to Second Bank Robbery in Less Than 24 Hours

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

For the second time in less than a day, Corpus Christi police were called out to the scene of a robbery at a local bank. They are still looking for the suspect.

Police were called out to a robbery at the American Bank branch on the 4100 block of South Alameda at Everhart at around 9:20 a.m. Friday, less than 24 hours since the robbery of a City Employees Credit Union branch Thursday afternoon.

According to police, a thin Hispanic male in his mid-20s entered the bank while no customers were inside and handed a bank teller a shoebox, along with a note demanding money. The clerk placed an undetermined amount of cash in the shoebox, which the man walked out of the bank with. At no point did he display a weapon.

The suspect was described as standing approximately five-foot 10, wearing a cowboy hat, a camouflage mask, a tan jacket and gray pants. He was last seen going southbound on Everhart.

"In the past, coming closer to the holidays, we've always had more robberies. More attempted robberies at convenience stores, banks, businesses," said Lt. Chris White of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "That's always been the trend leading up to the holidays, and then they trend off after, so actually it has been very slow this year compared to other years. So we've gotten lucky so far."

Anyone who has information regarding this robbery is asked to call the Corpus Christi Police Department's robbery and homicide detectives at 361-886-2841, or call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477.

Police said that Friday's robbery is completely unrelated to Thursday's robbery. However, they are still investigating Thursday's robbery, which happened at the Corpus Christi Employees Credit Union.

The suspect, seen in surveillance footage, walked into the bank on Gollihar just after 4 p.m. and told a teller that she had a bomb strapped to her leg. After acquiring the money, she fled the scene in a maroon Chevy Tahoe.

Police were able to recover most of the money when they found in a bag near Cunningham Middle School.

Police also believe she is the same woman suspected of recently robbing a Portland bank. If you recognize her, please call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477.

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