TYLER — Authorities are investigating the third East Texas bank robbery in two days. On Tuesday at 10:11 a.m., Tyler police received a hold-up alarm at Austin Bank located at 1230 SSW Loop 323. Police say three black male suspects entered the bank and held the employees at gunpoint. The suspects were wearing dark clothing with covering over their faces, and are believed to be in their 30s, with medium to stocky builds. The suspects left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash in a Ford Crown Victoria. Officers located the suspect vehicle that was abandoned a short time later in the 900 block of Britton Street. The suspects are believed to have switched into a dark gray Nissan Altima and a dark red Dodge Stratus.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case. Police told KETK that as of now there is no connection between the Tuesday robbery and the Austin Bank robbery that occurred Monday in Gregg County, or a Capital One Bank heist Monday morning in Tyler.