Daily Police Blotter: Man Sought in String of Bank Robberies

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    Police said this man is wanted in connection with a string of bank robberies. McKinney police are asking anyone with information on this man to contact 972-547-2742.

    Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas and Texas law enforcement. List compiled on June 9, 2010.

    GRAPEVINE MAN ARRESTED AFTER SCUFFLE WITH SALESMAN
    A Grapevine man was arrested Friday for allegedly yelling racial slurs and grabbing a TXU Energy representative. The incident occurred in the 2100 block of Brookgate Drive in Grapevine when the representative was in the neighborhood selling TXU services door to door, according to police reports. Neighbors called 911 after they heard a man use derogatory language on the sidewalk while grabbing a man by the neck and threatening to kill him, said police. When an officer arrived, the man, later identified as 57-year-old Thomas Fann, allegedly reached out for the female officer’s chest and proceeded to tell the officer how he feels threatened when black people are on his property. Grapevine police Lt. Todd Dearing said the patrol officer could smell alcohol on Fann. Fann was released Monday on $750 bail. Investigators say he may face hate crime charges.

    MCKINNEY BANK ROBBERY
    McKinney police are searching for an unidentified man who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank on Saturday. The man gave the bank teller a note demanding money at the bank along state Highway 121. The man is described as black, 6 feet 3 inches tall, dark skinned, in his mid 20s, braided or dreadlocked hair and he was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans. No one was injured in the robbery. Police believe he is associated with at least four other bank robberies in the Metroplex. Wells Fargo is offering a $5,000 reward upon the arrest and conviction of the robber. McKinney police are asking anyone with information on this man to contact 972-547-2742.

    TWO DALLAS TEENS SHOT
    Two Dallas teenagers are in the hospital after an early-morning shooting on Wednesday. At about 1:45 a.m., Dallas police responded to the Murdeaux Villas Apartments to find two teens who had been shot lying in the breezeway. Police are looking for three people who they say drove into the apartment complex before one of them jumped out of the vehicle and opened fire on the teens. The incident started at school when one of the victims assaulted the gunman’s friend, according to police. Both teens were transported to Baylor Medical Center, one in stable condition and the other in serious condition.

    MAN BURGLARIZES BASS PRO SHOP
    Garland police are searching for a man who broke into a Bass Pro Shop in south Garland. The man, who was caught on surveillance video, took off with nearly $1,400 worth of merchandise. Anyone with information on the man in the video is urged to contact the Garland Crime Stopper tip line at 972-272-8477.