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Trenton man under investigation for local bank robberies

by | Aug 23, 2021 | Area news

A Trenton man, suspected of multiple bank robberies over the past two years, was placed into custody on Friday.

Kevin James Long, 29, was apprehended around 7 p.m. Friday evening and is being held for Investigation of Bank Robbery.

After a reported robbery at 5:56 p.m. Friday, Aug 20 at the First United Bank in Leonard, an all-points bulletin was sent to area police departments.

According to reports, Long was driving a vehicle matching the description contained in the bulletin when he was detained during a traffic stop by the city of Bells Police Department.

Authorities are determining if Long will be implicated in additional bank robberies, including two in Farmersville.

On the afternoon of Aug 13, 2021, the Commercial Bank of Texas on Hwy 78 North was robbed and Independent Bank – Farmersville was robbed on the morning of Aug 11, 2020.

Farmersville Police Chief Mike Sullivan stated the Farmersville cases remain under investigation and his department is cooperating with state and federal authorities.

By Chad Engbrock • [email protected]

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