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Sabine State Bank branch in Burkeville robbed, employee stabbed, three suspects wanted

The Sabine State Bank branch in Burkeville was robbed late Wednesday afternoon, and a female employee was stabbed during the incident.


Newton County officials are looking for three suspects—one of which fled the scene on foot, and the other two in a black Ford Mustang.


It’s reported the bank’s manager; Trudy Woods had locked up the bank for the day and was preparing to go home when she noticed some lights had been left on in the building. When Ms. Woods opened the front door of the bank, one man shoved her inside and stabbed her in the back. She reportedly suffered a punctured lung, and was flown by medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Her condition is not known.


At this time, it’s unknown how much money was taken in the robbery.


The Sabine State Bank branch in Burkeville opened on Hwy. 63 about three months ago.

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