Suspect arrested after robbing Lone Star National Bank branch in medical center area, police say

SAN ANTONIO – Officers from the Robbery Task Force Unit arrested a suspect accused of robbing a bank on Friday afternoon, according to San Antonio police.

Authorities said the man entered the Lone Star National Bank at around 3:50 p.m. Friday in the 7900 block of Fredericksburg Road while armed with a gun.

The man showed the gun to a bank teller with other employees, then asked the manager for money, saying to put the money in the bags he had provided, police said.

The man then left the scene with an undisclosed sum of money, according to SAPD.

While en route, theft task force officers received information about a suspicious person fleeing the robbery. A description of the vehicle was also given.

Officers monitoring the call researched the information and confirmed that a previous call involving the same vehicle took place at a West Side motel, where the vehicle was later found.

Police said they saw the suspect exit the motel room and a traffic stop was initiated. The man was arrested without incident. His name and age were not provided.

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The SAPD said they interviewed the man and a search warrant was issued for the motel room. Detectives were able to recover the clothes the suspect was wearing during the robbery, as well as a firearm and the stolen cash.

The Theft Task Force Unit, COVERT-Rapid Response, Central SAFFE, EAGLE and South Patrol were all involved in the man’s arrest.

No injuries were reported.

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