RICHARDSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Rowlett Police arrested a bank robbery suspect after a chase that started in Rowlett and ended in Richardson Wednesday afternoon.
Garland Police and Rowlett Police got the call around 2:50 p.m. about a robbery at the Bank of America branch at 2409 Lakeview Parkway in Rowlett.READ MORE: I-Team: Bank Of America And Zelle Customers Targeted In New High-Tech Scam
A suspect claiming to have a bomb demanded money from a teller.
The suspect then took off, when Rowlett and Garland officers along with DPS air unit 101 began searching for the suspect.
Rowlett officers located and caught the suspect in the parking lot of the SpringHill Suites at 3251 Shiloh Rd. in Richardson.
The suspect was taken into custody after a brief foot chase.READ MORE: Technology Helping Melissa ISD Retain School Bus Drivers During Nationwide Shortage
He was identified on Friday, March 22 as Steven Henley, 34, of Rowlett.
Henley was processed into the Rowlett City Jail for aggravated robbery. On Thursday, March 21, Henley was transferred to the custody of the FBI.
Cash from the robbery was recovered, but due to the possibility of a bomb being involved, Garland Police bomb specialists responded to the scene to make sure the bag containing the money and the suspects’ vehicle were safe to approach. It turns out the device was not a real bomb.
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No one was hurt.