By Jimmie Ferguson

Killeen Daily Herald

A man who robbed a Killeen credit union Thursday is on the loose and considered armed and dangerous, a Killeen police spokeswoman said.

Thursdays incident was the first time since 2000 that the Heart of Texas Federal Credit Union at 1612 S. Fort Hood St. was robbed.

The recent heist occurred at 3:15 p.m. Thursday when a lone gunman entered the credit union and demanded money from the teller, said Carroll Smith, the KPD spokeswoman.

The dark-complexioned man was further described as being between 5-feet-9 and 6-feet-1 tall and weighing 160 to 190 pounds with medium length curly hair. He was wearing a beanie-style hat, large sunglasses, a brown leather jacket and jeans, said Smith, noting the robber fled on foot in an unknown direction from the building.

Anyone with any information about this robbery is asked to contact the Killeen Police Department at 501-8830 or Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS.

In the Oct. 10, 2000, heist, two men led police on a high-speed chase down State Highway 195 following a gas drive-off in Killeen.

The chase ended in a crash near Interstate 35, and the two men were hospitalized in Georgetown.

When the smoke cleared, four individuals were convicted for the robbery and given prison sentences.

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