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Police search for man who attempted to rob Abilene bank on North 3rd Street

Published On: Sep 19 2013 01:58:34 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 20 2013 12:07:08 PM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas -

Abilene police are searching for a man who attempted – but failed – to rob the BBVA Compass bank in the 1000 block of North 3rd Street early Thursday afternoon.

The man is described as being approximately 50 years old with a beard. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket and escaping in a small, silver car, possibly a hatchback, police said.

Police are continuing to investigate to determine if he was armed at the time of the attempted robbery.

No one was apparently assaulted during the robbery attempt, police said.

The attempted robbery occurred about 1 p.m. Thursday.