Bank employee arrested in violent attempted robbery caught on camera

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HOUSTON – A female bank employee was arrested Tuesday in connection with a violent attempted robbery that left a woman critically injured.

Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said Shelby Wyse, a bank employee who investigators have said is the girlfriend of Travonn Johnson, one of the suspects already in custody, was arrested at an apartment on Houston’s south side.

Wyse, 25, is charged with robbery and is being held in the Harris County Jail. Herman said she worked at the bank where the victims withdrew $75,000 in cash on the day of the robbery.

Johnson turned himself in Monday and is being held without bond.

Davis Mitchell is the other suspect in the case. He was arrested Friday and is being held without bond.

Johnson and Mitchell were each charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Travonn Johnson, left, and Davis Mitchell, right, are seen in these mugshots released by Harris County, Texas, authorities.

Herman said there is a fourth suspect.

"There is a fourth one out there that I can assure you is not sleeping right now because he knows we're basically on his trail. But no one will escape justice in this matter," Herman said.

The attack happened Friday in the parking lot of a northwest Harris County gas station after a woman withdrew $75,000 from the bank where the employee worked, investigators said.

WARNING: The video below is graphic.

The woman, who runs a check cashing business with her husband, withdrew the money from a bank located at 12907 FM 1960 West and was followed.

A deputy constable on patrol spotted the two suspects in the parking lot, wrestling with the woman for her purse, officials said. When the suspects saw the deputy constable, one jumped into a black Chrysler 300 and backed over the woman, officials said.

"The wife is home. She has a broken shoulder and ribs. She has about a six- to eight-week recovery process. They are very relieved to know that we got these individuals off of the street," Herman said.

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