Westlake Police seeking identity of suspects in October bank robbery

Westlake Police seeking suspects in October bank robbery in Louisiana

WESTLAKE, LA - Police in Westlake, Louisiana, are seeking teh public's help in locating the suspects in an October bank robbery.

Police believe the suspects in the October 12 robbery of the Whitney Bank could be in Texas.

From the Westlake Police Department...

Westlake Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the publics assistance in identifying two (2) individuals involved in the October 12th bank robbery at the Whitney Bank, located at 1415 Sampson Street, at or about 10:30 am. 

These suspects entered the bank and requested money from the tellers. While the first suspect was at the counter demanding the money, the second suspect was removing items from an employee's purse.

The second suspect located the keys to the employee's car, which was used as the getaway vehicle. That vehicle was later recovered a short distance away. 

Both suspects were described as possibly Hispanic males, standing approximately 5'05" to 5'08" in height, slender to medium build. 

Suspect #1 White long sleeve shirt over a black hoodie Dark blue or black jeans, possibly "Dickie" Dark blue or black possibly "Converse" tennis shoes Dark colored ball cap with what appears to be the "Realtree" emblem on front Dark colored safety / sunglasses Thick (possibly leather work / welding) gloves Green in color with paisley print cloth "Face shield" covering face and neck 

"Suspect # 2 Red long sleeve shirt Blue jeans Dark colored tennis shoes "Camel' colored ball cap Dark colored safety / sunglasses Dark colored with paisley print cloth "Face shield" covering face and neck 

Suspects were armed with a semi-automatic handgun. 

Suspects last seen walking in a westerly direction on St. John Bosco Street. 

After a short period of time, video footage shows a dark in color (possibly early 2000 model) GMC or Chevrolet extended cab pickup truck, with possibly a spare tire / wheel on the left rear, driving east on St. John Bosco Street towards Sampson Street, in the area of where the suspects parked the stolen vehicle. 

Any information on these suspects, or the dark colored pickup truck, please contact the Westlake Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, Lake Charles office of the FBI, Louisiana State Police, or Crime Stoppers. All calls will be kept anonymous. 

Call one of these:
Westlake PD 337-433-4151
Lake Charles FBI office 337-433-6353
Louisiana State Police 337-491-2903
Crime Stoppers 337-439-2222


 

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