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Houston woman wanted for string of bank robberies arrested

Heist believed to be linked to other cases

(Department of Public Safety)

HOUSTON – A Houston woman wanted for a string of robberies including banks has been arrested. 

Brittney Alexander, 22, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery on Saturday.

Alexander has a history with robbery, police said. She was being sought for her involvement in a bank robbery on May 1.  

Witnesses in court records identified Alexander as one of two women who robbed a Chase Bank on May 1. 

Documents say Alexander came into the bank and handed the teller a slip of paper which read, "This is a robbery. I have a gun. Give me all the money and nobody will get hurt! Put it in an envelope."

The teller complied and gave the woman money from her cash recycler about $1,000. The women got away, but their faces were captured on surveillance cameras.

Crime Stoppers released images of the women, and records show an anonymous tip led police to Alexander.

Bank employees eventually identified Alexander in a photo lineup based on a previous mug shot, according to police.

Police said in court documents the case was linked to four other robberies. It's unclear at this time when and where those robberies occurred.

She is set to appear in court on a May 26 and is being held in jail on a $5,000 bond.