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Convicted bank robber arrested in El Paso for new spree

April 30, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Convicted bank robber arrested in El Paso for new spree

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A convicted bank robber in El Paso, who once worked as a DJ at a strip club, was taken into custody on Friday in connection with a string of bank robberies.

Ever Johnson is alleged to have worn latex gloves, hoods and masks in five different bank robberies that have occurred since November, including a robbery at gunpoint of the BBVA Compass Bank at Montwood Mall on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old is also reportedly responsible for an April 11th attempted robbery, along with robberies on January 20th and December 6th of another BBVA bank branch, according to the El Paso Times

He wore a silver skull mask in the November 3rd robbery of a First Savings Bank.

The man was released from federal prison on probation after serving five years for two bank robbery convictions in 2010.

The robber case was brought to an end after two detectives from the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center recognized a vehicle matching the description of the possible getaway car in Tuesday’s robbery.

Pebble Hills Tactical Unit officers then set up surveillance at various locations and saw Johnson leaving one of the banks in the vehicle.

He was pulled over and was arrested on three warrants — one for drug possession and two counts of theft-of-service unrelated to the bank robberies.

Photo of serial bank robber was taken after robbing the BBVA Compass Bank on April 25th

Investigators with the Crimes Against Persons Unit later charges him with aggravated robbery, attempted robbery and three counts of robbery.

In 2010, Johnson used a note to rob a Wells Fargo bank.

After pictures of the man had been shown in the media, the FBI received eight calls naming Johnson as the suspect, who was also known as “IQ” while working as a DJ at Foxy’s strip club. He was arrested one month later after robbing a bank in Colorado.

In September 2010, the man was sentenced to five years behind bars, was ordered to pay almost $6,000 in restitution, and was required to serve three years of supervision after his release.

Court records indicated that Johnson was on supervised release and undergoing outpatient drug treatment and that on April 4th he confessed to using cocaine after a positive urine test.

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