Feds: Suspect confesses to robbing Lubbock banks, credit union

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Updated: 4/25/2013 9:14 pm
Federal investigators say they've got a confession in robberies of two Lubbock banks and a credit union.

A federal complaint has been filed against Jeffrey B. Hensley, 42. He's accused of robbing the Alliance Federal Credit Union at 66th and Indiana February 13, the Plains Capital Bank inside the South Plains Mall December 12, and the First United Bank at 98th and Indiana September 14.

According to an FBI agent's statement filed with the complaint, Crimeline tips helped investigators identify Hensley as the suspect in all three.

The robber reportedly handed a note to a teller at the Plains Capital Bank robbery that read "don't make me show my weapon". He did something similar at the other two robberies.

LPD Sergeant Jason Lewis said information from one person provided the break that led to Hensley's arrest.

"They were able to secure a federal search warrant, because of that Crime Line tip that they received and followed up on," he said. "The SWAT team along with FBI executed that search warrant on April 22."    

Sergeant Lewis said investigators recovered several items of evidence from Hensley's home and his vehicle during that search.

On Monday Hensley was arrested on a warrant for non-payment of child support. The FBI agent's statement says during questioning Hensley confessed to the three robberies.

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