Waxahachie Vintage Bank: Women bound in 'zip ties'; Suspect description matches another robbery
WAXAHACHIE – Friday, Oct. 15, two female Vintage Bank tellers were going into work when they were stopped and forced by gunpoint into the bank’s vault by a man fully dressed in black.
The women were "bound at the hands and feet with zip ties" according to Police Chief Chuck Edge.
One of the women was able to call for help on her cell phone while the suspect made an exit on foot from the bank before police arrived on the scene.
According to one of the victims, the suspect is said to be "well-spoken and articulate" and the whites of his eyes are said to be "very yellow."
SWAT was able to make entry and free the two women with the code from the vault.
A still from the banks surveillance cameras at Vintage match a robbery suspect from a Wells Fargo Bank in North Richland Hills on Friday, Oct. 8 at 7:20 a.m.
A crisis unit car was spotted at the bank around 1 p.m. the following afternoon to help the victims cope with what happened.
According to officials, nobody was injured, just startled.
The robbery occurred during Waxahachie Independent School District’s Homecoming weekend and all schools in the district were placed on a temporary lock down until around 9:30 a.m. that morning to insure all students safety.