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Police arrested a 19-year-old Port Arthur man after he allegedly robbed an elderly man at gunpoint as he returned from the ATM with cash Dec. 26, reports Chief Darrell Bush. The thief didn't get the man's money though and grabbed a napkin instead.

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Gregory White and Joseph Carter

Two Beaumont men are behind bars following a bank robbery at the Dugood Federal Credit Union on July 27, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to the credit union at 7505 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont at 9:37 a.m. When officers arrived, they quickly obtained descriptions of the suspect and suspect vehicle reportedly involved in the bank robbery and disseminated the information to Beaumont patrol officers and detectives.

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Port Neches Police Chief Paul Lemoine and Nederland Police Chief Darrell Bush are warning area residents to be on the lookout for a suspect burglarizing vehicles in Mid-county, targeting automobiles of people who have recently visited the bank or other financial institution.

According to a Chief Lemoine, area police departments worked several daytime auto burglaries over several days leading up to June 2. Lemoine and Bush both said "the common denominator" in the burglaries is that the victims had all just left their banks after withdrawing money. 

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A man who tried to rob Third Coast Bank at 229 Dowlen Road with a BB gun came under fire from an armed customer who believes he wounded the suspect.

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Christopher M. Carmon Thomas

A 23-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to federal prison for robbing a bank in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales on Feb. 4.  

According to a news release, Christopher M. Carmon Thomas pleaded guilty on July 29, 2014 to bank robbery and was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison Feb. 4 by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield. Thomas was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,309.00.

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