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Suspect in 1 of 2 Fort Worth bank robberies caught

FORT WORTH -- A man suspected in the Thursday morning robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in the 5800 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard is in custody, police said.

Lt. Paul Henderson, a Fort Worth police spokesman, said Thursday afternoon that a man suspected of robbing the bank at about 10:20 a.m. had been arrested by officers.

The man's identity has yet to be released.

About 20 minutes before the Wells Fargo robbery, a robber known as "Goose" is suspected of having struck again, this time at a Frost National Bank in the 3800 block of Camp Bowie, Henderson said.

The robber, who got his name for wearing aviator sunglasses similar to those worn by the character "Goose" in the Tom Cruise action film Top Gun, went into the Frost Bank at about 10 a.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money, leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash, Henderson said.

This is at least the fourth bank hit by Goose.

Frost Bank's surveillance system was temporarily down during the robbery, so no pictures were available.

According to the Star-Telegram's archives, Goose is a white man in his early 20s and about 6 feet tall.

The earlier banks he is believed to struck in Fort Worth are:

■ June 21, Citibank in the 2800 block of West Berry Street

■ May 30, Wachovia Bank on Bellaire Drive South

■ May 17, Compass Bank on West Rosedale Street

Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Worth Police Robbery Detective Michael Baggott 817-989-3330 or Crime Stoppers at 800-469-8477. Information leading to an arrest could result in a reward.

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