Distinctive outfit leads police to bank robbery suspect

Erik Correll, 27, charged with robbery

SAN ANTONIO – Social media and surveillance footage eventually led police to a 27-year-old man accused of robbing a Castle Hills bank earlier this week.

Detectives with the Castle Hills Police Department picked up Erik Correll at his girlfriend's Far Northside apartment early Saturday morning on a robbery charge. Detectives said when they arrested Correll, he was wearing the same outfit -- a pink Oxford and glasses -- he wore when he allegedly robbed a bank.

Correll is charged with entering the First Convenience Bank inside of the H-E-B on West Avenue on Monday and passing a note to a teller demanding that the teller fill an envelope with $100 bills. An affidavit said Correll walked out with $2,400.

Detectives said they were able to locate Correll thanks to Facebook photos his girlfriend posted. In fact, authorities said the woman posted photos of Correll, once again, wearing the same pink shirt and glasses as seen in surveillance footage of the robbery.

Warrant in hand, detectives went to the girlfriend's apartment, and found a car matching the one used in the crime.

Police were eventually let inside, where they found Correll in the master bedroom -- wearing the same outfit as in the robbery.

Correll is out on a $20,000 bond.


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