Search underway for Sherman bank robber

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Sherman Police are asking for information regarding a bank robbery Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they responded to an alarm at the Texas Star Bank across from Bearcat stadium around 1:30 p.m. to find it had been robbed.

It's the second robbery at this bank in the past five months.

Police say the suspect is a 6-foot-tall black male with dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, red shoes and a black jacket.

"Kind of shook us up a little bit," said Jonathan Gore.

"Especially when a detective came to a door," said Hailey Gore.

They were eating lunch when they heard a knock.

"And we opened it and it was the detective. And he informed us that the bank across the street had been robbed," Jonathan said.

The Gore's live across the street from Texas Star Bank in Sherman.

So this robbery hit close to home.

"You'd think, I don't know, living by a bank there'd be a lot of security and things like that. And so it's not something you really worry about too often," Hailey said.

Their outdoor security system detects motion, and it notified them at 12:47 this afternoon.

"The app notification just told us that it had saw someone come by," Jonathan said.

"And it usually doesn't do that unless they're close enough to our house to register," Hailey said.

Close to when police got the hold-up alarm around 1:30.

Police said the man walked right through the door, demanded the money and when he got it, he walked right back out.

"Suspect was described as being a black male, approximately six-foot-tall. He had shoulder length dread lock style hair," said Sherman Police Sgt. Brett Mullen.

They don't know how much money the bank tellers gave him or if he had a weapon, but no one got hurt.

Anthony Peña lives across the street and talked to the detective too.

"I told him about some sketchy characters I saw not too long ago. Just telling him what I saw, if I could help at all," Peña said.

"I wish we could have helped more," Jonathan said.

If you have any information, call Sherman Police at 903-892-7324.