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TYLER, Texas - (12/08/05) -- Authorities are offering a $22,500reward for information that may lead to the capture of a pair ofarmed desperadoes they believe are responsible for as many as fivearea robberies, including two local credit unions. The bountyincludes a $17,500 reward offered by the Texas Bankers Foundationand $5,000 by the local Tyler Crimestoppers and the FBI. The armedrobbers held up Tyler FCU Monday morning and are also believedresponsible for heists at East Texas Professional CU in March, andthree local bank branches earlier this year. In each robbery, thesuspects stole getaway vehicles the day before and abandoned themafter the heists.

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