A 28-year-old Dallas woman was arrested Thursday in connection with the robbery of the Pilot Point branch of Northstar Bank on Wednesday afternoon, Pilot Point police said.
Tamara Lavette Cole was arrested in Mesquite on Thursday and charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.
Pilot Point police, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, the Mesquite Police Department and the Denton County Sheriff’s Office cooperated in the investigation of the aggravated robbery, officials said.
Pilot Point Police Chief Ric Sadler said the bank, located in the 700 block of South U.S. Highway 377, was robbed at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday when a woman pointed what appeared to be a pistol at a bank employee.
“An undisclosed amount of money was taken before she fled on foot in an unknown direction,” Sadler said during an interview Wednesday afternoon.
The Pilot Point school district was briefly on lockdown Wednesday morning for precautionary measures, Sadler said. Once police drove around and made sure the area was clear, the lockdown for schools in the area and a day-care facility was lifted.
No injuries were reported during the robbery, Sadler said.
Acting upon leads developed during the investigation, officials were able to identify Cole as a suspect in the case and determine her location, according to a news release sent Friday by the police. She was arrested in Mesquite without incident, officials said.
Sadler said that as of Friday afternoon, Cole was the only person charged in connection with the robbery. He said the investigation is still on-going.
Records show Cole is currently awaiting arraignment at the Denton County Jail.
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