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1 bank robbery suspect still on the loose, police say

One man is in custody after two banks were robbed in Fort Worth on Monday, but one suspect, the "Nomad Robber," was still on the loose, according to a police spokesman.

Police arrested Joseph Milam Smith, 27, in connection with a robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank located in the 1600 block of South University Drive about 11 a.m., according to a news release from Lt. Paul Henderson, a police spokesman.

At the Wells Fargo, a man, who police identified as Smith, walked in wearing a dark mask covering his face and asked for unmarked large bills from three tellers.

"Fortunately one of the tellers got a good luck at him leaving in a forest green minivan heading northbound on University Drive," Henderson said.

That description helped Fort Worth police officer A.M. Jones spot the vehicle, which led to Smith's arrest.

Police don't believe Smith was the "Nomad," who struck a Chase Bank in the 6300 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard about 40 minutes earlier, Henderson said.

Henderson said the "Nomad" walked into the Chase Bank wearing a blue denim shirt, black gloves, a black hat and black scarf that covered his face, despite the objections of a bank employee.

"As he entered the bank an employee attempted to stop him telling him that the couldn't enter the bank dressed like that," Henderson said. "The Nomad quickly scoffed and retorted, 'This is a bank robbery.'"

He demanded cash without dye packs and also attempted to get to the drive-thru cash drawers, Henderson said, but left after "seeing nothing inside the drive-thru drawers but moths" and fled on foot, where witnesses lost sight of him.

The Nomad is also suspected in a robbery at a Chase Bank in the 4700 block of Bryant Irvin.

Police are also still looking for a man they say resembles the character "Goose" from the movie Top Gun. He's suspected of four bank robberies in the Fort Worth area, the latest at the Frost National Bank in the 3800 block of Camp Bowie on Thursday.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact Fort Worth police robbery detective Michael Baggott at 817-390-3330 or Crime Stoppers at 800-469-TIPS. Callers can remain confidential, and information leading to an arrest could result in a reward.

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