Police say two men arrested in connection with a Balch Springs bank robbery may be responsible for the slaying of a Brinks security guard.
Investigators said they believe Enrique Lopez and Jesus Sandoval have held up at least four banks in North Texas since February, including the attempted robbery outside a West Oak Cliff bank in which Brinks courier Cresencio Borquez was shot and killed.
Dallas police are expected to release further details Wednesday.
Borquez was loading cash into a drive-through ATM when he was shot multiple times at close range, police said. Two men were seen on surveillance video fleeing the bank in a white compact car.
The description of the car matches the one of a vehicle used in a bank robbery in Balch Springs over the weekend. Two masked men stormed a Chase bank on Lake June Road on Saturday morning and threatened to kill the tellers.
Police arrested Lopez and Sandoval minutes later as they sped away from the bank in a white Pontiac, according to a criminal complaint.
A relative of the Lopez and Sandoval who did not want to be identified said the men are "good people."
“They just disappeared Saturday morning,” he said. “We didn't know anything about them until Sunday.”
He said Lopez and Sandoval were strapped for cash and hoped to open an automotive repair shop.
“They did all that stuff without thinking about the consequences,” he said.
Cresencio Borquez’s daughter Mercedes said this is the first she's heard of a possible break in the case. She said she and her mother hope police have caught the men who killed her father.