Police Blotter: Bank Robber Linked to Other Crimes?

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Irving.

    Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 1, 2010.

    Bank Robber May Be Linked to More Crimes
    Irving police are looking for a man who robbed a First Convenience Bank on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the robber handed a note to a teller demanding money and then walked away. The bank is located inside the Walmart in the 4000 block of West Airport Freeway. Police were called to the store but the man had already managed to escape. Police believe the suspect may also be linked to a similar robbery in Arlington. If you have information on the man you are asked to call the Irving Police Department at 972-273-1010.

    Overturned Gravel Hauler Slows Commute
    Traffic is back to normal after a messy Wednesday morning commute in Carrollton. A gravel hauler overturned on the ramp from southbound Interstate 35E to the George Bush Turnpike. The accident happened at about 7:30 a.m. and it took close to two hours to clean up the mess. At one point the back-up stretched into Lewisville.

    Suspicions of Theft, Chase Ends with One Dead
    One person is dead after a chase that started in Little Elm and ended in Frisco early Wednesday morning. Frisco police said Roberto Ramirez of Little Elm was checking on his property when he saw two men in a Ford Explorer on the secure lot. Ramirez told police his  property had been broken into the night before and he believed the men in the Explorer may have been stealing from him that is why he gave chase. Towards the end of the chase, the driver of the Explorer, 32-year-old Jonathon Rager, jumped out of the SUV. Ramierz's truck sideswiped the SUV and hit Rager as he was jumping. Rager was rushed to the hospital where he later died. The passenger inside the Explorer was not injured. The investigation continues and Frisco police said at this time no charges have been filed against Ramirez.