Beaumont bank robber leaves trail of money

Published 12:31 pm Monday, January 4, 2016

BEAUMONT — Beaumont Police area searching for a man who robbed Chase Bank Monday morning.

Police were called to Chase Bank, 350 S. Dowen Road and learned the armed robber pointed a handgun at a teller’s head as she removed all of the money from her drawer and placed it in a small bag, according to a press release from the Beaumont Police Department.

He then fled out of the west exit doors and across the street through a small gate that leads into Lancaster Cornwall Apartments.

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During the suspects escape he left a trail of money and other items on the ground as he made his way through the complex and possibly to a waiting vehicle. A K-9 officer and his partner responded to the scene and tracked the suspect and money until the dog lost scent in the parking lot.

The suspect is described as a black male 5-foot 9-inches tall, thin build, wearing white hoodie with black stripes, blue jeans, sun glasses, bandana and socks for gloves.

If you have any information about this or any felony crime, contact CrimeStoppers at 409-833-TIPS.