OKLAHOMA CITY — Federal authorities filed a bank robbery complaint against a Texas man who was arrested following a chase through northwest Oklahoma City.
Ricky Wallace Angleton, 50, of Allen, Texas, was accused of robbing The Chase Bank on March 19 and the Edmond Mid-First Bank on April 19, FBI spokesman Gary Johnson said Thursday.
Police had set up surveillance of the Chase branch Wednesday because the day before, a man resembling the person responsible for the March 19 robbery walked into the bank. Tellers recognized him as the robber, but by the time police could get there, he was gone, Johnson said.
After he was spotted Wednesday, a police chase ensued, ending about 5:15 p.m.
"He left after bank employees conducted some actions that were not consistent with normal teller transactions," Johnson said. "We think that spooked him."
Angleton allegedly stole more than $13,000 during the March 19 heist. A robber walked into the bank, placed a black vinyl bag on the counter with a robbery note on top of it saying, "This is a robbery."
The robber mumbled, "Do not say a word. If you let anyone know, I will shoot you." He then demanded the teller give him $12,000, saying he wanted no less and no more, according to records.
Angleton also is accused of possibly planning to rob the BancFirst in south Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
He also was allegedly seen there watching bank employees' procedures Wednesday morning.