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April 12, 2012
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Texas firefighter robs bank, leaves $20 tip

When Dallas police made the arrest, officers recovered no weapon

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DALLAS — Jesus Ventura, age 37, of Irving, Texas, has been charged in a federal criminal complaint filed today with robbing a Chase Bank in Dallas this week, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas.

Ventura will make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan this afternoon at 1:00 p.m.; the government will ask the court to detain Ventura.

According to the complaint filed in the case, late in the afternoon on April 10, 2012, Ventura entered the Chase Bank branch located at 1881 Sylvan Avenue in Dallas and asked an employee if he could use the restroom. The employee provided Ventura with the door code and informed him that the restroom was located in the office building's lobby. Ventura left the bank lobby but soon returned and was greeted by a teller offering her assistance. Ventura replied in a low-toned voice, "I am sorry to do this to you, I really am. Give me all the money."

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