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Abilene Police: South 1st Street bank robbed, suspect sought

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ABILENE, Texas - Police are working a bank robbery that occurred just after 7:30 a.m. today at First Bank Texas at South 1 st and Meander streets.

They are looking for a black male, estimated to be 5-feet-6 and 150 pounds, who was wearing a blue jean jacket and carrying a duffle bag.

According to Sgt. Lynn Beard, the suspect approached a female bank employee as she was entering the bank, forced her inside and then forced other employees -- at gunpoint -- into a vault.

Beard said a substantial amount of money was taken during the robbery.

The bank is located in the 1800 block of South 1st Street.

Police are asking people to avoid the area.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Four police cars and the Abilene Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division are currently on scene.

KTXS will provide additional details as they become available.

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