Police, FBI offer name of suspect in Lubbock bank robbery
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – From a joint investigation between the Lubbock Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation they've released the name of a suspect in the Friday afternoon robbery of Lubbock National Bank, 1001 Main Street.
Investigators said the suspect is Carlton Taylor, 54, robbed the bank around 12:40 Friday afternoon. They said the suspect did not show a weapon and no one was injured during the robbery. The suspect simply took off on foot and no vehicle was observed.
Friday evening authorities released surveillance photos of the suspect, Carlton Taylor. The man is last seen wearing dark coveralls and a dark colored baseball cap with a light colored brim. Investigators said he got away with an unknown amount of money.
Just hours before the New Year, police are working there only bank robbery of 2010. And restaurants and shops in the area say they saw nothing happen. "We didn't see anything. We've been here for a while and didn't see anything," said Alfredo Gonzalas, Owner of Lucky's Tattoo Shop.
Shortly after the robbery investigators went to an address on 3400 block east Cornell which is Taylor's last known address. Police then searched the residence. There was no sign of Taylor.
Minutes later police went to the 4000 block of 46th street and looked in the alley after they received a call that someone had found discarded money wrappers in the dumpster. No word if this location was connected.
The owner of Lucky's Tattoo Shop said he's shocked it happened across the street from his shop in plain daylight.
"It gets real quiet around here. I don't know how he did it so close to the jail house," said Gonzalas.
Police said Taylor is Black man, 6'2" and 250 pounds. If you can help locate Taylor, please call Crimeline at 806-741-1000.
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