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Third suspect in Pearland bank robbery arrested

PEARLAND, Texas – A third suspect in the armed robbery of a bank inside a Pearland grocery store was arrested on Wednesday.

According to Pearland police, two men, at least one of whom was armed, entered the Woodforest National Bank branch inside the Kroger in the 11000 block of Shadow Creek Parkway just before noon Wednesday. Police said one of the men jumped behind the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash, while the other stood watch.

The two men ran to a waiting getaway car, a maroon four-door sedan, driven by a third suspect.

Police said the suspects ditched the first car and picked up a second vehicle, a black Chevrolet Camaro convertible, at a hotel and drove north on Highway 288.

Officers found the maroon car and arrested the driver, Kevin Pool.

During their investigation, police said they linked Tadarrius Royal and Malachi Muhammad, aka Timothy White, to the robbery. Royal was arrested on a warrant by Houston police on July 23. Muhammad was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday