Denison Police said no one was injured Tuesday after an armed robber held up a credit union near the city’s downtown area.
Lt. Mike Eppler said officers responded to the Texoma Educators Federal Credit Union on West Woodard Street just after 1:30 p.m. upon receiving emergency calls from credit union employees.
“They had a white male walk in, who produced and handgun and told the employees he wanted money,” Eppler said. “So he had them put money in the bag and then made them lay down on the floor, behind the counter. He then left the credit union on foot.”
Eppler said the suspect did not fire his weapon during the robbery and left with an undetermined amount of money. The Denison Police lieutenant said multiple units responded to the scene, including patrol officers, department administrators and detectives.
Surveillance video released by the department shows the man enter the business and remove a gun from his pants before handing tellers a bag and directing them to fill it with money.
“He looks like he’s about 50 to 60 years old, somewhere in that neighborhood,” Eppler said. “He has gray hair and salt-and-pepper-colored facial hair. He was wearing glasses and had on a dark-colored jacket and dark-colored ball cap.”
Eppler said the credit union employees kept themselves safe by complying with the suspect’s demands. He added that the suspect may also be wanted in connection with an Oct. 16th bank robbery in Gainesville. Eppler encouraged members of the public to notify police if they recognize the suspect or have knowledge regarding Tuesday’s robbery.
“If anybody sees the suspect or knows who he is, certainly call the police department immediately,” Eppler said. “If you think you see him just give us a call and do not confront him.”