Waco police are searching for a man they believe robbed a Bank of America location on Hewitt Drive by passing a note demanding money to an employee Wednesday afternoon.
Police were called to Bank of America, 401 Hewitt Drive, at about 1:30 p.m. when the man handed a teller the note and indicated he had a weapon, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said. The suspect was wearing a white hard hat, sunglasses and a dust mask at the time, Swanton said.
"The suspect was able to rob the bank, but there was no harm to any of the customers or employees inside the bank," he said. "He was last seen running on foot, westbound toward the H-E-B."
It was not immediately clear if the man displayed a weapon during the robbery.
Hewitt Police Department and Woodway Department of Public Safety officers joined Waco police in the search for the suspect. Police released a surveillance image of the suspect late Wednesday afternoon, but no arrests had been made.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Waco Police Department at 750-7500.
Police ID pedestrian
struck, killed by car
Waco police identified a man who died after being struck by a car outside a North Waco convenience store Monday evening.
Dennis Charles Spratt, 52, of Waco, was hit by the rear of a car in the parking lot of a convenience store at 1234 N. 18th St. shortly after 6 p.m., Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
No arrests were made. Emergency responders transported Spratt to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, where he died shortly after midnight, Swanton said.
Detectives continue to investigate. No additional details of Spratt's injuries were available.
Man wounded in morning shooting
A man was shot and wounded at about 1 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of South 12th Street and La Salle Avenue, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
The 36-year-old victim was walking in the area when he saw several 18- to 20-year-old men and women arguing, Swanton said. One of the men in the group got into a blue van, left the area and soon returned with a gun, according to police.
The victim, who told officers he did not know anyone involved, was shot from inside the vehicle, Swanton said. He was struck in the right shoulder, he said.
A private vehicle brought the man to Providence Health Center, and an ambulance transferred him to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, Swanton said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Waco police.
Brothers arrested on sexual abuse charges
Two Robinson brothers were arrested Wednesday morning after a three-month investigation into sexual abuse allegations involving a 14-year-old girl, Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka said.
Mark Anthony Jones, 37, and George Louis Jones, 25, were arrested after Robinson police were notified of allegations of sexual abuse involving a 14-year-old girl in mid-July. Prasifka said the alleged abuse had been occurring over the last 10 months.
Officers executed a search warrant Wednesday morning at the brothers' home in the 1600 block of Coahuila Drive. Both men were arrested without incident, Prasifka said.
Mark Jones was arrested on a first-degree felony charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. George Jones was arrested on a first-degree felony charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child and a second-degree felony charge of indecency with a child.
Both men were taken to McLennan County Jail after their arrests. Bond information was not immediately available.
Waco sex abuse suspect arrested in Austin
A Woodway man accused of sexually abusing a young girl was transferred to McLennan County Jail after he was arrested in Austin late last month.
Jordan Adam Lafleur, 25, was charged with a first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child after a girl under the age of six reported he had abused her in May at a West Waco apartment.
After interviews and investigation, Waco police determined the alleged abuse happened once in Waco and obtained an arrest warrant, Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Lafleur was arrested by Austin police Sept. 27 for an unknown reason and was later transferred to McLennan County Jail on the Waco charge. He remained jailed Wednesday afternoon with bond listed at $500,000.
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