Law enforcement recently arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery at a Wells Fargo bank. The man was taken into custody in Lewisville and then booked into Denton County Jail. The man now faces robbery charges and his bail is set at $75,000. The robbery occurred when the suspect entered the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding money. The man also implied that he had a weapon, but never displayed a firearm. Corinth law enforcement has stated that the man is a suspect in at least two other bank robberies in the Dallas area.
Robbery encompasses using violence with the specific purpose to steal the property of another person. The state of Texas prosecutes robbery as a particularly serious offense. Texas classifies robbery as a second degree felony that can result in up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Aggravated robbery that includes serious bodily injury to the victim, using or even displaying a deadly weapon during the offense, or injuring or threatening an elderly or disabled person can result in even more serious fines. If you are charged with robbery, obtain the assistance of a seasoned criminal defense attorney who can review your case and discuss the various available options.
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