Federal jury convicts towel-wearing Fort Worth man in Burleson holdup

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A man wearing a towel on his head during a holdup at a Burleson credit union in February has been convicted of robbing the business of an undisclosed amount of money.

A federal jury took less than 30 minutes earlier this week to convict Bentley Mark Jenkins, 46, of Fort Worth, on one count of bank robbery.

Jenkins faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 10 in a Fort Worth federal courtroom.

The Fort Worth man, wearing a towel on his head, walked into the Educational Employees Credit Union at 750 NE Alsbury Boulevard in Burleson on Feb. 9, handed a teller a note stating ”give me all hundreds and fifty and no body gets hurt,” according to federal court documents and evidence presented at the trial.

The teller gave Jenkins all the hundreds and fifties, but the Fort Worth man became angry and shouted, “More, more, more!” court documents stated.

The teller, feeling threatened, handed Jenkins all the twenties he had in his cash drawer.

Jenkins grabbed the money, fled the credit union, jumped into a car and drove away, federal agents said in court documents.

Burleson police arrested Jenkins after a brief car and foot pursuit. Authorities found cash on him and in the getaway vehicle.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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