Police Believe Texas Bank Robberies Connected

A well-dressed, gold-toothed man who police say robbed a downtown Fort Worth bank Wednesday is believed to be the same man who targeted an Arlington bank last month, police said Thursday.

The latest robbery occurred shortly after 1 p.m. when the man walked into the Wells Fargo bank branch at 505 Main St. and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The robber was described as an African-American man, 5-feet-9 to 6 feet tall and weighing more than 200 pounds. He was wearing a Panama straw hat, yellow button-up shirt with no tie and a tan or light gray business suit. At least four of his bottom teeth appeared to be gold-capped, police said.

The Arlington robbery occurred on Sept. 15 about 1:44 p.m. at the Bank One at 1801 Green Oaks Blvd. S.W. Arlington police detective Danny Nutt said the suspect gave the teller a note demanding money and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a brown pickup.

The robber is also believed to be the same man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch Sept. 29 in Waco.

(c) 2005 Associated Press