Corpus Christi police last week arrested two individuals wanted in connection with the robbery of an Annaville bank, just hours after the incident occurred.
Police said CCPD officers and U.S. Marshals with the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force located a possible suspect in the Dec. 6 robbery of the Charter Northwest Bank in Annaville. Law enforcement officials detained 43-year-old Victor Gutierrez at a hotel in the 3000 block of Leopard St. at about 4 p.m. that same day because he matched the description of one of the suspects from the robbery, police said.
Further investigation later led officers to take three more individuals staying in one of the businessís rooms into custody. All four were transported to the CCPD for questioning, police said, but two were later released by detectives after being interviewed.
Police said they identified 43-year-old Victor Gutierrez as the alleged robber shown in video surveillance footage from the bank.
Gutierrez reportedly walked into the bank at about 12:30 p.m. with a female, identified as 27-year-old Francisca Cuellar, and handed a note to one the tellers demanding money. The note also claimed that Gutierrez had a gun, police said.
Gutierrez and Cuellar then fled the scene on foot southbound on Leopard, according to police, after the teller handed over an unspecified amount of cash.
Gutierrez was placed under arrest for suspicion of robbery, police said, but claimed a medical emergency while awaiting transport to jail. He was later cleared by medical personnel after being transported to a local hospital and taken to the City Detention Center.
Cuellar was arrested on a parole violation and also transported to the City Detention Center. Police said detectives are still investigating the robbery to determine her role in the incident.