Bank robber hits Liberty City branch

Update: Lockdown lifted at Sabine ISD


Local law enforcement's on the lookout for a male suspect who robbed the Liberty City branch of First National Bank of Hughes Springs' early Friday afternoon.

Sabine ISD campuses were placed on lockdown for about an hour and 15 minutes after investigators alerted the school's administrators to the situation nearby.

According to Cpl. Josh Tubb of Gregg County Sheriff's Office, the suspect is a white or Hispanic male with an average build who was wearing a light-colored shirt and possibly-faded pants. He had a mustache and is in his mid- to late-40s, possible early-50s. The suspect left the location in a vehicle described as a Chevy Avalanche with a bumper guard.

Deputies were dispatched to the scene at 12:32 p.m.

"I do not have an exact time that he left the location," Tubb said. "Anyone who may have information or who sees this individual, do not approach, just contact law enforcement and advise them of the situation."

Other information is limited, Tubb said, as the investigation continues.

According to Sabine ISD Superintendent Stacey Bryce, the district was informed about the incident at 12:47 p.m.

"They said it was a single person who robbed the bank. They're looking for him now," Bryce reported midday. "We certainly went into lockdown. It's normal procedure – just going to make sure we protect our students and staff."

The lockdown at Sabine ISD was lifted at 2 p.m.


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