Hub City bank robbery unusually 'violent,' say police - KLFY News 10

Hub City bank robbery unusually 'violent,' say police

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The suspects came into Chase Bank on Moss St. yelling for everyone to quote "get down" on Wednesday.

"Typically, or the majority, of bank robberies we've seen over the past year, the individuals always go in there real subdued. They always walk to the counter and provide a note. They get an undisclosed amount of cash and they exit in this case the suspects were very vocal," says Cpl. Paul Mouton of the Lafayette Police Department.

Mouton says with stress of the robbery on bank customers and workers, authorities had to act quickly.

"Some of the citizens were very shocked and upset as to what had occurred. Not only how it occurred, but the nature of how the suspects committed it," says Mouton.

Often times, Mouton says, suspects in this sort of robbery will develop what is called "tunnel vision."

"So, they won't see everything and they'll actually remember things late. So, we'll tell witnesses and people that have been involved in such a situation that if they do recall information, which is not unusual, than to contact police with those additional details," says Mouton.

Mouton says authorities are following up on tips from callers.

Meanwhile, they're still going over evidence. The two black male suspects took off with an undisclosed amount of money in an old, small four door green vehicle.

According to the FBI, Lafayette Parish saw eight bank robberies in 2012; nine in 2013; and five, so far this year.

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