Lubbock bank robbery tied to robberies in Odessa and Abilene, LPD says


LUBBOCK, Texas — On Tuesday, asked for an update on the October 15 robbery of People’s Bank near 34th Street and Memphis Avenue.

More specifically, we asked about similarities between the robbery in Lubbock and a recent bank robbery in Odessa.

LPD said, “Investigators do believe there is a link between the robbery of People’s Bank and robberies in Odessa and Abilene. Also, the car is described as a white, four-door Explorer.”

Previously LPD said the suspect description was: “a white male wearing a white button-down shirt with a red tie and blue jeans. He was also wearing a light-colored mask and a tan hat.”

The vehicle description from LPD on Tuesday was new information to the public.

In the Odessa robbery, a man walked into a bank on September 3 and handed a note to the teller note demanding cash. According to Odessa Police, he said he had a firearm. The robber then left in a white SUV.

The Odessa bank robber was described as white or Hispanic, 6-feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a dark cap, a blue tie and a white T-shirt.

EverythingLubbock continued working on details of the Abilene robbery on Tuesday.

As for the robbery at People’s Bank in Lubbock, a police report said, “[The robber] approached [the bank teller’s] register with a blue fabric bag that he brought into the [bank].”

“At [her] register, [the robber] provided [the teller] with a note advising he was ‘armed,’ and that he wanted all of [her] money in the bag. [The robbery’s] note advised ‘don’t f*** w/ me,’” the police report said.

“So [the teller] complied with the demand note and [the teller] provided [the robber] with money from her register out of fear…,” the report also said.

The day after the robbery, LPD released a surveillance image.

34th Street and Memphis Avenue (Nexstar/Staff)

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