Authorities in San Antonio Arrest Three Men in ATM Bank Robbery
In San Antonio last night, authorities arrested three men for their alleged involvement in the robbery of an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at a San Antonio bank, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division, and San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.
A criminal complaint and supporting affidavit filed in federal court this morning charges Randall Andres Bell Jr., 24, Terry Coddel Bradford, 19, and Robert Herman Smith, 44, with Bank Robbery. The charges allege that the trio forcibly robbed a San Antonio bank’s ATM machine, while it was being serviced by an ATM technician. The three men allegedly fled the bank in a vehicle and were then apprehended by officers with the San Antonio Police Department. Cash robbed from the ATM was allegedly recovered in the subjects’ vehicle.
Defendants had their initial appearances today at 1:30 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard B. Farrer. They remain in federal custody pending their detention hearings. The detention hearing for Smith is scheduled for February 22, 2018, at 3 p.m. The detention hearings for Bell and Bradford are scheduled for February 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. in U.S. Magistrate Court in San Antonio. Upon conviction of the charges, the three men face up to 20 years in federal prison.
This investigation is being conducted by the FBI and San Antonio Police Department, with assistance from Texas Department of Public Safety. Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Wannarka is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.
It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.