Saturday, January 24, 2009

Police make short work of catching the bank robber

That didn't take very long, did it?

Great work NBPD!

Go Blue!

Police use new technology to nab suspect

New Braunfels Police Department used new technologies Thursday to arrest the 21-year-old female who they allege robbed a Wells Fargo Bank at 1000 North Walnut Ave. Wednesday.

Mary Jo Munoz was arrested at her home late Thursday evening and charged with robbery, New Braunfels police spokesman Lt. Michael Penshorn said.

He said detectives used a new Automatic Fingerprint Identification System to identify Munoz. Penshorn explained that if a fingerprint is obtained from an object at the scene, detectives can use AFIS to compare state and federal records to find a match.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for Munoz’s residence and located the stolen money along with other evidence linking her to the robbery, Penshorn said.

According to arrest reports from the Comal County Sheriff’s Office, Munoz also had two charges for a failure to appear.

She is currently in Comal County Jail in lieu a $30,000 bond.