Crime

A man is accused of robbing the same Fort Worth bank twice. A clerk recognized him

Documents say that on Oct. 15, Robert Grafton, 52, went into the bank at 3647 W. Northwest Hwy and pulled out a gun.
Documents say that on Oct. 15, Robert Grafton, 52, went into the bank at 3647 W. Northwest Hwy and pulled out a gun. Google Maps

A Fort Worth man accused of robbing a Capital One Bank on Oct. 4 returned to the same bank and robbed it 11 days later, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

Documents say that on Oct. 15, Robert Grafton, 52, went into the bank at 3647 W. Northwest Hwy and pulled out a gun.

The clerk said she immediately recognized Grafton from when she was robbed at the bank on Oct 4. The handgun, she said, was the same, according to the court document.

During the second robbery, Grafton told the woman “give me all your money, this sucks,” the document says.

Later that day, police received an anonymous tip that pointed investigators to Grafton. Pictures from the Texas Department of Public Safety and surveillance photos were compared and there were similarities between Grafton and the robber, the document says.

Then, investigators got information that Grafton was seen using the ATM at the Capital One Bank at 5814 W. Lovers Lane in Dallas. Records from the machine confirmed it was Grafton’s account, documents say.

Grafton is charged with robbery.



Related stories from Fort Worth Star Telegram

  Comments