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Police hunt for two armed robbers who held up Citibank, pistol-whipped teller

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Police are hunting for two armed robbers who held up a bank in Clovis and pistol-whipped one of the tellers.

It happened at Citibank, near Shaw and Minnewawa, around 11:30 Saturday morning.

Police said that the employee is OK and no one else was hurt. Police are urging if anyone has information to come forward.

Several police were on scene to investigate the armed robbery.

“Two suspects, unknown race, they were covered in all black clothing, black hoodie type with black gloves, and demanded an undisclosed amount of cash,” said  Lt. James Boldt with Clovis Police Department.

Clovis Police said there were three employees inside, along with five to eight customers.

Police said both suspects, believed to be males, had semi-automatic hand guns.

Officers said when one of the suspects demanded money, he struck an employee in the face with a gun.

“He’s ok, EMS came to check him out and he’s ok,” Boldt said.

Police said the possible getaway car was found across the street behind Rodeo Lanes Bowling Ally.

“One witness says that was the van that left the bank parking lot, so we’re trying to investigate who owns that van,” Boldt said.

Officers said bank robberies are rare in Clovis. They said they haven’t had one in several years.

While the bank closed after the robbery, the ATM’s remained open.

Those who have been long time Citibank customers said they’re thankful the tellers they know were not seriously hurt.

“I do know most of them and they’re real nice people and easy to deal with,” said Thomas Young, customer.

​Police said they are working with the FBI. Again, there is no description of the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME STOPPERS at 498-STOP.

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