DENTON (September 7, 2012)—Police in this North Texas city say they have arrested a man who is wanted for bank robbery in at least two states, including a robbery at a bank in Lacy Lakeview.
Bradley Kilmer, 33, of Fort Worth, was being held Friday in the Denton County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond, charged with robbery.
A spokeswoman for the jail on Friday morning said Kilmer also has other charges listed but could not detail them.
A news release from the Alvarado Police Department says on Sept. 4, police officers arrested a man just outside a credit union on West University Drive only minutes after a credit union customer reported suspicious activity inside the business.
Alvarado police Chief Brad Anderson said a suspect was apprehended moments later after shedding his shirt and hat in an apparent attempt to make a getaway.
When officers identified the suspect, they quickly learned he was named in a warrant charging bank robbery out of South Carolina.
Just a day later, Alvarado Police Detective Daniel Doss received information that someone had noticed a man similar to the person shown in surveillance photographs of bank robberies in Alvarado and Lacy Lakeview.
Doss then learned a suspect was in custody in Denton and went there to interview him.
Once Alvarado investigators traveled to Denton they were able to establish several similarities in offenses as well as similar attributes and clothing.
A man of similar description on Aug. 11 walked into the Genco Federal Credit Union, at 1500 W. Loop 340, in Lacy Lakeview and held up that business.
On Aug. 30, a man walked into the Fort Worth Community Credit Union, located at 1911 S Main St in Weatherford, and handed a note to a teller indicating he would harm her if she did not give him money.
Then two days later a man of the same description held up a bank in Alvarado.
Officers subsequently were able to locate clothing that the robber was wearing in the Alvarado and Lacy Lakeview robberies in Kilmer's personal effects at his residence in Rendon, a suburb of Fort Worth.
Anderson said Kilmer is a suspect in at least two bank robberies out of state as well and during one of those holdups left a cellular telephone behind.
Using the phone, investigators were able to establish Kilmer as a suspect in those robberies.
Anderson said Kilmer has not yet been charged in the robberies in Alvarado, Lacy Lakeview and Weatherford but as the investigation progresses, those charges are expected soon.