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Police: Texas bank employee texted suspects ‘go signal’ before attempted $75K robbery

August 31, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police: Texas bank employee texted suspects ‘go signal’ before attempted $75K robbery

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Police: Texas bank employee texted suspects ‘go signal’ before attempted $75K robbery

A bank employee in Texas reportedly sent a “go signal” to two thieves to launch a scheme to rob $75,000 from a woman in a violent attempted robbery recorded in shocking surveillance video.

Shelby Taylor Wyse, who was the third suspect arrested in connection with the violent robbery at Wallis State Bank in Harris County, made her first court appearance last week. The woman is facing a charge a second-degree robbery charge.

Travonn Johnson, who is Wyse’s partner, and David Dowell Mitchell were also taken into custody for their roles in the case, The New York Post reported.

Travonn Johnson and David Dowell MitchellHarris County Constable Precinct 4

Wyse reportedly sent a text to tip off Johnson and Mitchell that a woman had taken out $75,000. The unnamed woman had gone to the bank to withdraw the money for “legitimate business reasons,” according to authorities.

Security footage shows the woman being trailed by two thieves from the bank to a gas station her family owned.

Surveillance footage also showed Wyse observing the woman take out the cash, then send a text to Johnson that authorities allege was a “go signal.”

Surveillance at the gas station shows Mitchell attacking the woman and trying to rip her bag away. The woman’s husband, who was inside the store, ran out to try and stop the man.

Shelby Wyse Harris County Constable Precinct 4

Johnson then arrived and started to beat up the couple. Officials say Johnson then got back into a vehicle and ran over the two victims before leaving the scene — without the cash.

Mitchell was apprehended shortly after the robbery took place. Johnson and Wyse were arrested soon after.

Johnson and Mitchell have been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Authorities tracked the license plate of the car one of the thieves escaped from the gas station in and reportedly discovered it was a rental vehicle under Wyse’s name. She told police that the vehicle was stolen, but she’d never reported it.

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