On Wednesday, November 18, at 5AM Texarkana, Ark., Police were dispatched to 3200 East 9th Street, Commercial National Bank, in reference to a possible robbery in progress. Dispatch told officers that a witness was driving by the bank when he or she allegedly observed a white van ram into the bank ATM, knocking it to the ground, and attempting to get money from inside it. The witness said that the suspect, wearing a mask, fled on foot from the bank.

Once officers arrived, they located the van still on scene, which was disabled, allegedly due to crashing into the ATM.  It was determined that the suspect did not gain entry to the ATM where the cash was safely located.

While officers continued the investigation, TAPD received a burglary call in the 3200 block of East Broad Street. Officers responded to the business where, according to police, it was determined that an unknown suspect forced entry to the building, stole several vehicle keys, then stole a vehicle with a trailer attached.

Police say it was then determined that the stolen vehicle was in fact the same vehicle used in the previous incident at the bank earlier in the morning.

Anyone with information can contact the Texarkana Ark., Police at 903-798-3154 or the Texarkana area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.