Gunman ties up employees, robs Southlake bank

A masked gunman tied up employees at a Southlake bank Wednesday and stole an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

The man, armed with a handgun, walked into the BBVA Compass at 2650 E. Southlake Blvd. about 12:10 p.m., demanded money and fled, police said.

“He apparently grabbed a Weedeater that was on a sidewalk and then got into a silver Honda or Toyota,” Southlake police spokeswoman Kim Leach said Thursday. He drove eastbound on Texas 114, Leach said.

Two employees were bound with duct tape but managed to get free, police said.

Witnesses described the bandit as white and about 6 foot 2 with an average build. He was wearing what looked like a surgical mask, a dark baseball cap, a dark hooded sweatshirt, light-colored jeans, tan work boots and a khaki jacket with plaid lining.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Southlake police at 817-748-8235.