Wells Fargo Robbery Suspect Arrested, Suspect in Other Robberies
June 10, 2015 at 7:38 PM CDT - Updated July 25 at 8:20 AM
Wichita Falls, Texas - The suspect of the robbery of a Wells Fargo on Jacksboro Highway is also the suspect of a bank robbery in Plano, Texas.
According to the Plano Police Department, 35-year-old Anthony Al Mayes from Mobile, Alabama was arrested in connection with the bank robbery incident on May 27, 2015.
On May 27, 2015 around 5:15 p.m., Plano Police Officers responded to a reported Bank Robbery in the 6000 block of Coit Road. Upon the officer's arrival, it was determined that a white male had entered the bank and demanded money before he jumped over the counter and attempted to open the teller drawers. The suspect then left the location on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
Plano officials were able to identify Mayes due to fingerprints gathered at the crime scene, as well as pictures and video that were also available.
However, Plano Police, working together with the FBI, were advised by federal officials that Mayes may have possibly been involved with the robbery that occurred in Wichita Falls as well.According to Officer David Tilley of the Plano Police Department, the FBI looks at arrested individuals that have committed bank robberies, and they investigate to see if those individuals may have been involved in other bank robberies in other areas.
According to Wichita Falls Police, on June 3rd a suspect robbed a Wells Fargo branch located inside of the United Supermarket on Jacksboro Highway when he passed a note and demanded money. The suspect then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Wichita Falls Police would not release the identity of the suspect in order to protect investigations in other jurisdictions, though they did admit to the suspect being arrested and held in another state.
On June 4, Mayes was arrested at a hotel at the Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The arrest was made in collaboration with the United States Marshal Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force.
Mayes was being held in the Love County, Oklahoma Detention Center before he attempted to escape from the facility on June 7th. The escape attempt failed, and Mayes was transported to the Collin County Jail, where he is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.
Mayes has been charged with Robbery in Collins County and has a charge in Mobile, Alabama for Theft of Property Over $100,000-Under $200,00.