Lubbock police and federal investigators on Friday identified an accused bank robber after an early afternoon robbery at a downtown Lubbock bank.
The robbery happened just before 12:45 p.m. Friday at the Lubbock National Bank in the 1000 block of Main Street, according to Lubbock police.
The robber appeared to be unarmed when he handed a teller in the bank a note that read “It’s a hold up.”
He fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.
There were no injuries reported.
Late Friday, investigators named 54-year-old Carlton Taylor of Lubbock as a suspect. Investigators also released surveillance camera images taken during the robbery at the bank.
He was described as black man about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which was assisting Lubbock police in the robbery investigation.
Investigators would not disclose the amount of money stolen during the robbery, said FBI spokesman Mark White.
He said investigators also were not ready to release what information led investigators to name Taylor as a suspect.
Taylor was last seen wearing a one-piece coverall suit and a dark-colored baseball cap with a light-colored brim and adorned with a military insignia, according to the FBI.
Taylor was convicted in 1997 on a felony charge of forgery of a financial instrument, according to Lubbock County court records.
Online court records and the FBI list Taylor as having a Lubbock address in the 3400 block of East Cornell Street.
Investigators searched for Taylor at that address and several locations around Lubbock throughout the day Friday.
Police urge anyone with information about Taylor or the robbery to call Crime Line at 741-1000. Callers may remain anonymous.
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