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3 Arlington banks robbed in 2 hours

Security camera photo of the man who robbed Bank of America in the 4200 block of West Green Oaks Boulevard. Anyone who recogizes him is asked to call Arlington Detective Sean Wheetley at 817-459-5678 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS (8477).
Security camera photo of the man who robbed Bank of America in the 4200 block of West Green Oaks Boulevard. Anyone who recogizes him is asked to call Arlington Detective Sean Wheetley at 817-459-5678 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS (8477). Arlington Police Department

Wednesday was a busy day for Arlington police, who responded to three bank robberies in about two hours.

The first was reported about 11:45 a.m. at Bank of America in the 4200 block of West Green Oaks Boulevard near West Pleasant Ridge Road, police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard said.

About 15 minutes later, another robbery was reported at Frost Bank in the 5500 block of West Arkansas Lane near West Green Oaks Boulevard. The robber displayed a gun and gave the teller a note demanding money. After getting cash, he ran off, police said.

“Based on surveillance photos, we believe it’s the same suspect,” Richard said.

The photos show a Hispanic man, 20 to 25, about 5 feet 11 inches tall with an average build. In the first robbery, he wore maroon pants, a gray hoodie, a black ball cap with Texas in red letters and glasses. In the second robbery, he wore dark pants, a black jacket, a red knit cap and glasses.

A third, evidently unrelated robbery was reported at 1:51 p.m. at Frost Bank in the 5900 block of South Cooper Street near Sublett Road in southeast Arlington, according to the police website.

That robber was black, in his late 20s and about 160 pounds. He wore a blue ball cap, a brown jacket, bluejeans and a hospital mask, police said.

Susan Schrock, 817-390-7639

Twitter: @susanschrock

Can you help?

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Detective Sean Wheetley at 817-459-5678 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers. An additional $250 reward is available through Safe City’s Guns and Gang Busters Program.

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