Police release new photo of Happy State Bank robbery suspect

(Source: LPD)
(Source: LPD)
Updated: Nov. 22, 2017 at 10:29 AM CST
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Suspect in Happy State Bank robbery (Source: Lubbock Police)
Suspect in Happy State Bank robbery (Source: Lubbock Police)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Investigators with the Lubbock Police Department are continuing to ask for the public's help in locating the Happy State Bank robbery suspect.

Police have released a new picture of the suspect on the bicycle he was last seen riding.

If anyone in the public believes they see the suspect, they are asked to call 911 immediately. Investigators ask that members of the public do not approach this individual, instead call 911 and describe with as much detail the location they believe the suspect to be in, as well as his appearance.

The suspect is believed to be a white male with facial hair, in his late 20's, or early 30's. He was last seen wearing a jacket, as well as a beanie and sunglasses, riding the bicycle west from Happy State Bank.

On Monday, November 20th, at 3:02 p.m., Lubbock Police Officers were called to Happy State Bank, located at 4402 19th street, in response to reports of a suspicious package.

The police report says the suspect went into the bank, handed the teller a note demanding cash and then showed "a bomb." The teller gave the man the cash and the man ran out of the building, leaving "the bomb" behind.

When they arrived, officers found the suspicious package. At the time of officer's arrival, the employees and customers of the bank had already evacuated the building. Officers then evacuated the neighboring businesses.

The Lubbock Police Department bomb squad was called to the scene to investigate the suspicious package.

Following the bomb squad's assessment of the package, they were able to remove it from the scene and safely transport it to the LPD Bomb Range, in order to investigate the device in a more thorough manner.

Through investigation, officers were able to determine the suspect entered the bank with the package, in order to commit a robbery.

Through the threat of the package, the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money.

The agencies involved in Tuesday's investigation in addition to the Lubbock Police Department Bomb Squad include the Lubbock Police Department Field Services Bureau, the LPD Special Operations Division, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

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