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Jeffrey Hensley Arrested, Confesses to Robbing Three Lubbock Banks

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A Lubbock man has been charged with robbing a local credit union.

Jeffrey Hensley has been arrested and charged with robbing the Alliance Federal Credit Union in Lubbock, and has reportedly confessed to robbing two other banks as well.

The 42-year-old Hensley reportedly entered the First United Bank in Lubbock on 98th Street and Indiana Avenue on September 14th, 2012 and handed the teller a note which read “DON’T MAKE ME SHOW MY WEAPON.”

Hensley is believed to have entered the Plains Capital Bank in the South Plains Mall on December 8th, 2012 and handed the teller a note that stated “Fill the bag with all the money in the drawer – if I have to show my weapon I will use it – you have 15 seconds!!”

Lastly, Hensley reportedly entered the Alliance Federal Credit Union at 66th Street and Indiana Avenue on February 13th, 2013 and handed the teller a note and a pink-colored cosmetic bag. The teller handed Hensley the bills, and Hensley was spotted by a witness while driving out of the bank parking lot in a white SUV.

Authorities received a tip on February 14th that a person matching the description of the bank robber was named Jeff, and that he lived in an apartment at 1907 66th Street. Another tip came in that stated the suspect was named Jeffrey and that he drove a white Toyota 4 Runner, and lived in a house on 86th Street and Avenue X.

An investigation revealed that Hensley lived in the apartment on 66th Street before moving to the house on Avenue X.

Hensley was arrested on Monday, April 22nd, 2013. After the arrest, Hensley admitted to robbing the three banks, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Hensley faces a maximum penalty of not more than 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case is being investigated by the FBI, Texas DPS, The Lubbock Police Department, and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office. 

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