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Wells Fargo Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

FBI El Paso March 07, 2013
  • Special Agent Michael Martinez (915) 832-5373

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force worked aggressively with the El Paso Police and Sheriff’s Department to successfully solve the Wells Fargo Bank robbery from Tuesday afternoon.

Joseph Isaac Ward, 18 years old and unemployed, was arrested without incident at approximately 8 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The FBI followed up on numerous anonymous tips received from the public after the bank robbery and was able to successfully solve the first bank robbery of 2013 within 34 hours of occurrence.

Ward will go before Judge Garney this afternoon for his initial appearance, where he will be charged with one count of armed bank robbery.