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Woman suspected of robbing three banks in Arlington and Fort Worth arrested

Alexis Young was arrested in connection to a bank robbery in Arlington, police said.
Alexis Young was arrested in connection to a bank robbery in Arlington, police said. Arlington police

A woman who police say robbed three banks in Arlington and Fort Worth this month was arrested on Tuesday, police said.

Alexis Young was charged with robbing the Compass Bank in Arlington the first week of this month. Police said they suspect she also robbed two banks in Fort Worth on Feb. 11. Webster Johnson, who police say was her accomplice, was also arrested.

Police said Young went into Compass bank in Arlington, handed the teller a note and demanded money.

The next week in Fort Worth, she passed a bank teller a note demanding money at Chase Bank in the 6000 block of Ramey Avenue just after 11 a.m. About an hour later, she tried to rob the Compass Bank in the 6800 block of South Hulen Street, Fort Worth police reports say.

The FBI, Arlington police and Fort Worth police worked together to find and arrest Young.

Police responded shortly after 9am to a report of a robbery with shots fired at Veritex Bank on Merrick Street near Camp Bowie Blvd. Three women were shot during the holdup. Witnesses reported seeing two suspects in hoodies fleeing on foot.

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