Robbery Rise In Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, Texas – Police are searching for a suspect after a local Wells Fargo was robbed for the second time in a little over a month.

Wichita Falls Police Sergeant Harold McClure said that the town has seen a spike in the amount robberies committed.


"We've had robberies before, we've had robberies at financial institutions before. But to have three of them back to back to back like this is just unheard of, it's just uncommon," said McClure.

On Thursday afternoon, around 12:42 p.m., police say a suspect walked into the Wells Fargo Bank located inside the United Supermarket at the 4500 block of Jacksboro Highway.
Officials say the suspect showed the bank teller a note, and then made verbal threats demanding money.
The suspect entered and exited the east door, and left southbound around the building with an undisclosed amount of money.
 The suspect is described as white male, 5'09" - 6'01", 250 lbs wearing khaki pants, white and black sneakers, a black Under Armor ballcap and sunglasses.

The same Wells Fargo was previously robbed on June 3rd after suspect also handed the teller a note demanding money. The suspect, Anthony Mayes, is currently in custody.

WFPD is still searching for another robbery suspect from a July 6th incident at a Fort Sill Bank off
Kemp Boulevard. According to the most recent statistics Wichita Falls has seen 35 robberies so far in 2015. That number is up by seven from last year. According to Sergeant Harold McClure only 28 robberies had been committed in the same amount last year between January and July of 2015

 If you have any information about the identity of this suspect in the video and photos please contact Crime Stoppers at (940) 322-9888 or Detective Cervantes at (940) 761-7762 or 761-7792.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6