Surveillance photos released in robbery of Youree Dr. credit union
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Surveillance photos have been released of the suspect in the robbery of the ANECA Federal Credit Union on Youree Drive Thursday morning.
According to a statement released with the photos by ANECA FCU Chief Information Officer Eric Rippetoe, an African American male wearing a dark jacket, gray sweats, dark shoes and a silver reflective cowboy hat entered the bank and demanded money from the tellers. He is believed to be around 5'6" - 5'8" and weighs about 150-160 pounds.
Police say no weapon was shown or seen, and the man fled the credit union in the 4300 block of Youree with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A witness reported seeing him run from the building and get into a small, black, "boxy" SUV driven by a woman, last seen heading west on Pennsylvania Ave.
Nobody was harmed and Rippetoe says the credit union employees are cooperating fully with the investigation.
The manner and descriptions from Thursday's robbery are similar to two other robberies in Shreveport and Bossier City, where a man held up the banks, and a woman drove the getaway car.
Those are also the same suspects believed to be behind the abduction of two young brothers, 7-year-old Donnie Simmons and 2-year-old Elijah Wong, who are still missing.
We asked Shreveport police about the similarities of the robberies, and if they could be connected. "We're not for sure at this time, we're doing some investigations on that, we're getting the video, getting some lineups to come back to the clerks to see if they could ID the possible suspect," said Corporal Breck Scott, with Shreveport Police Department.
Some investigators with knowledge to the case admit the pictures of the suspect in Thursday's robbery, and the suspect in the kidnapping and other robberies, 34-year-old Keith Rogers, resemble each other. But, they could not say conclusively it is him.
Investigators are still looking for Rogers, and 28-year-old Antoinette Wong, the mother of the two missing half-brothers, who have not been seen since January 12.
A Level II Missing/Endangered Child Media Advisory remains in effect for them. Anyone with information on the missing children, or any of the robberies is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or visit their website www.lockemup.org.
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