Reward Hiked In CU Robbery

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TYLER, Texas - (04/07/05) -- Authorities have increased a rewardleading to the arrest of two armed men who robbed East TexasProfessional CU last month who may be responsible for as many aseight other robberies in the region. The reward, offered by theTexas Bankers Foundation and the East Texas Financial Institutions,was hiked from $2,500 to $17,500. Surveillance videos show the twomasked men running into the financial institutions with guns drawnand demanding officials drop to the floor, while the tellers areordered to fill bags with money. In all of the robberies, thesuspects have used stolen vehicles to commit the robbery thendisposed of them in wooded areas around Tyler.

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