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Search warrant reveals father identifies alleged Abilene bank robber

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Jul 11 2013 04:31:29 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2013 12:43:03 PM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas -

A search warrant revealed the father of a suspected bank robber identified his son in surveillance video and tipped off police to his whereabouts. 

Jacob Powell, 27, is charged with the Monday aggravated robbery of Citibank at 3409 South 14th Street. According to a search warrant for Powell's home in the 600 block of Portland Avenue, Powell's father recognized him in a snap shot of surveillance footage aired by local news media after the robbery. 

Powell's father told police about Powell's residence on Portland Avenue and officers set up surveillance around the home and interviewed Powell. 

According to the search warrant, Powell struggled with drugs and other crimes. Powell has previously served prison time for burglary, according to court records.

Powell was charged with the bank robbery, in which he allegedly displayed a hand gun and took an undisclosed amount of cash, Tuesday.