Authorities are still searching for a masked gunman who robbed Members Trust Credit Union in Stephenville at gunpoint Friday morning.
The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash after ordering bank employees into the main room. He then forced one employee at gunpoint to remove money from a teller drawer.
Lt. Don Miller with the Stephenville Police Department said the robber was calm and gave “precise orders” during the robbery. He said authorities are actively searching for the suspect, but would not comment on the status of the investigation.
“All I can say at this time is that a preliminary investigation suggests that the suspect is extremely dangerous,” Miller said Sunday.
The robbery occurred about 10:20 a.m. Friday when the suspect, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue bandana covering his face, walked into the credit union and began giving orders. There were no customers inside the bank at the time of the robbery and no one was injured.
A silent alarm was triggered, but the suspect fled in a 2003-05 black Chevrolet Trailblazer or GMC Envoy before police arrived.
Witnesses described the suspect as a white male with a heavy build, weighing between 250-300 lbs., between 5’11” and 6’2”. He wore sunglasses, gloves, light colored Wrangler jeans and black athletic shoes.
He carried a large caliber semi-automatic handgun.
The Stephenville Police Department, FBI and Texas Ranger Danny Briley are conducting a joint investigation.
Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact the police at 918-1200.