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Arlington Man Arrested After Bank Robbery


Arlington, Texas. August 23, 2017

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, a man walked into the Chase Bank at 700 E. Main Street in Grand Prairie and gave the teller a note demanding money. In the note, he wrote that he had a bomb and proceeded to place an unidentified package on the ledge. The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and gave him an undisclosed amount of cash. He left the package on the ledge, exited the building and then drove away in a truck. Less than 10 customers were inside the bank at the time of the robbery. The suspect acted alone in this incident, was not wearing a mask and never brandished a gun.  

Chase Bank notified Grand Prairie police of the incident. Once they arrived on scene, the man returned and surrendered.  William Waters, 59 (born 9/16/1957), of Arlington, Texas, admitted that the money he stole was inside his truck. 

The Grand Prairie Police Department is running a concurrent investigation with the FBI. At this time, Waters is not considered a suspect in any other bank robberies. The FBI will assume a case against him.  

The scene remains active as a robot is investigating the package and bomb sniffing dogs are checking out the truck.  

This remains an active investigation.  

UPDATE: A bomb was NOT discovered in the package or inside the truck.

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