Bank robbery suspect

 This video still image shows the man Galveston police said robbed the IBC bank on Seawall Boulevard.

 

COURTESY PHOTO/Galveston Police Department

GALVESTON — A man robbed a Galveston bank Friday afternoon and fled on foot, police said.

Investigators are working to determine how much money was stolen, although it appears to have been about $7,000.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., a man walked into the IBC Bank at 200 Seawall Blvd. and slid a note to a bank teller that claimed he was carrying a gun and informed the bank it was being robbed, police Sgt. Joshua Schirard said.

After being given the money, the man fled, heading north on Sixth Street, Schirard said.

The robber was described as 6-feet tall, black with a slim build and a thin beard. He was wearing a bucket-style camouflaged hat, a black shirt and black pants, police said. He was wearing a pair of dark sunglasses.

Canine units and officers from the University of Texas Medical Branch helped Galveston police with the investigation and the search for the suspect before returning to regular duties late Friday evening, according to a statement from police. 

Contact reporter Alex Macon at 409-683-5241 or alex.macon@galvnews.com

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