Monday, February 09, 2015

Alamo Heights Bank Robber Captured

Fugitive Facing Aggravated Robbery Charge

San Antonio, TX – Edgar Lamar Scott, 56, was arrested this afternoon by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Alamo Heights Police Department (AHPD), where it is alleged that Scott committed aggravated robbery.

Today, members of the LSFTF were contacted by the United States Probations Office for assistance in apprehending Scott. Task force officers were informed that Scott had a scheduled appointment with his probation officer at the San Antonio Federal Building. Scott arrived for his scheduled appointment, but fled the building soon after becoming aware of the arrest warrant. Task force officers immediately initiated an investigation in locating Scott. Through investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, task force officers observed Scott driving a vehicle in the 4000 block of Rothberger Way, on the east side of San Antonio. Task force officers initiated a stop of the vehicle, approached the vehicle, identified themselves, removed Scott from the vehicle, and took him into custody without incident.

On December 8, 2014, Scott, allegedly robbed a bank in Alamo Heights. Reports stated that Scott entered a bank located in the 5900 block of Broadway. Scott approached the bank teller, ordered money from the till drawer, and threatened harm to the bank teller if his demands were not met. The bank teller opened the till drawer, Scott leaped over the counter, grabbed the cash, and exited the bank. After a thorough investigation by detectives with the AHPD, an arrest warrant was issued for Scott on February 6, 2015.

Scott is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, stated, “I’m proud of our task force officers for responding quickly and without delay to take this dangerous fugitive off the streets. Scott showed no regard for human life and I’m thankful that no one was hurt during his arrest and more importantly, during the crime that he allegedly committed.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

    New Braunfels Police Department
    San Antonio Police Department
    San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
    Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
    Comal County Sheriff’s Office
    Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
    Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
    Texas Office of The Attorney General
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of the Inspector General
    Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
    U.S. Marshals Service

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