Police say same man robbed two banks

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Police say the Prosperity Bank in Beaumont and the Chase Bank in Orange were robbed by the same man.  

According to a report from the Orange Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Chase bank at 3109 16th St. at approximately 10:22 a.m. Saturday, July 27. Upon arrival at the scene a short time later, Officer Byrun Perry reported making contact with bank employees who told him a white male wearing a green shirt, blue jeans and a blue and white Dallas Cowboys cap entered the bank and presented tellers with a note demanding money. According to the report, the man fled on foot before receiving any money from the employees. Police have taken witness statements and are investigating the incident.

Having fled the Orange robbery Saturday, July 27, without any money, it seems the man's crusade for cash wasn't over. 

According to a BPD press release, at about 9:48 a.m., officers responded to the bank on 6150 Eastex Freeway on Monday, July 29, to find witnesses who said a man wearing a green T-shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes, a Dallas Cowboys hat and black sunglasses entered the bank and began writing a note.

When he finished, the man approached a teller and handed her the note, which demanded money and expressed the man’s intent to shoot the teller if she did not hand over money. 

The teller handed the man all the money in her register before the man fled northbound down the service road on foot. 

The suspect was captured on the bank’s surveillance equipment, revealing what appears to be a white, middle-aged male. 

Police confirmed Monday that the same man robbed both banks.

Anyone who recognizes the man is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS. Your tip could earn you up to $1,000 in cash.

 

— Sharon Brooks contributed to this report.

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