Last Modified: Monday, September 03, 2012 8:50 PM
JENNINGS — The search continues for two men who authorities say robbed a bank Thursday and took off on bicycles.
Two men wearing “old men” masks — with large noses and “I love bingo” caps — entered the Jeff Davis Bank branch on West Division with handguns and demanded money just before 4 p.m. Thursday, police said.
They fled on bikes with an undisclosed amount of cash, Police Chief Todd D’Albor said. One reportedly wore a long-sleeve white shirt; the other had a long-sleeve black shirt and blue jeans.
Police recovered the bicycles and a getaway car under the carport of an abandoned house on Washington Street, about a block from the bank, D’Albor said.
Evidence from the scene is being processed at the crime lab, he said.
This is the third armed robbery at the bank since 2010 and the second one this year.
In April, two armed men entered the bank at 11:20 a.m. and also fled on bicycles with an undisclosed amount of cash. The crime remains unsolved.
Douglas Edward Ford, 46, of San Antonio — dubbed the “Bayou Bandit” — was arrested in the March 1, 2010, robbery of the same bank.
He was also accused of robbing banks in Rayne, Crowley and Sulphur, as well as banks in Mississippi, Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Anyone with information should contact Jennings police at 275-9002.
Posted By: steve On: 9/3/2012
Title: why not show photos of suspects. all banks have video
where are the photos of the suspect? might help dont you think?