A local man was arrested in Round Rock for robbing a bank last week, and he also stole a motorcycle.
According to the arrest affidavit, on June 14, Lee Duane DeYoung, 63, of Taylor, was charged with robbery, resulting in a felony.
The arrest affidavit said the crime happened on May 6, when he visited a First Convenience Bank located in a Wal-Mart on 4700 East Palm Valley Boulevard. According to the affidavit, he approached the counter and the victim, a bank teller.
The victim said he placed a leather satchel bag on the counter, along with a note that demanded money, and said “10 seconds” at the bottom. The victim complied with his request, and was afraid to make eye contact with him out of fear he would harm employees or customers, according to the affidavit.
DeYoung then left the First Community Bank and Wal-Mart on a blue motorcycle after the incident, which was also stolen, the affidavit said. He fled eastbound US Highway 79, and the bank, along with Wal-Mart, obtained surveillance with a man’s description that turned out to be DeYoung. Round Rock police released the images to the Austin area media and multiple witnesses claimed they saw the same description traveling the same direction as DeYoung.
The affidavit said two other First Convenience Banks saw him casing the inside of their building. One bank was inside another Wal-Mart on 620 IH 35 in Georgetown, and the other, inside an HEB on 1700 East Palm Valley in Round Rock.
After the Round Rock Police Department disseminated an Intelligence Bulletin about the casings, the affidavit said a detective found DeYoung and arrested him, after finding two robbery notes that matched the one seen by the victim, along with two pocketknives.
DeYoung has been charged with a felony, and his bond amount has yet to be determined.