Bank worker sms ‘go ‘ signal’ for 2 people tried to rob $75 G of the woman, officials say



Warning, graphic video: Robbery suspect runs over victim

Surveillance video shows a violent attempted robbery of Texas entrepreneurs.

An employee of a Texas bank allegedly a text message from a “go-signal” to a duo of thieves to the launch of a plot to steal $75,000 from a woman on Friday a violent attempted robbery captured in shocking surveillance footage.

Shelby Taylor Wyse appeared in court Wednesday, the third person arrested in connection with the violent robbery at Wallis State Bank in Harris County, KTRK reported. Wyse faces charge of second-degree robbery. Travonn Johnson, who is dating Wyse, and David Dowell Mitchell were also arrested in the case.

Travonn Johnson, left, Shelby Wyse, and David Dowell Mitchell were arrested in connection with a violent robbery.

(Harris County Constable Precinct 4)

Wyse is accused of sending a message to a tip from Johnson and Mitchell that a woman had withdrawn $ 75,000. The unknown woman had gone to the bank to withdraw the cash “for legitimate business reasons,” the officials said. Video shows the woman is followed by two thieves — identified by police as Johnson, and Mitchell — of the bank and a gas station, her family allegedly owned.


Surveillance video shows the Wyse look to the woman to withdraw the money, then send a text message to Johnson that the officials believe it was a ‘ go ‘ signal.”

In another video, taken at the gas station, the thief and the police say is Mitchell is seen attacking the woman and trying to rip her purse away. The woman’s husband, who was in the store at the time, then runs out and attempts to stop the robbery.

It is at this point, prosecutors say, Johnson arrived and began beating the couple. Officials say Johnson then got in a car and walked over to the couple on the flight from the scene — without the money.

The woman was run over with a car, while two thieves tried to take her purse — which was filled with $75,000.

(Harris County Constable Precinct 4)

Mitchell was arrested shortly after the robbery occurred. Johnson and Wyse were taken into custody earlier this week.

Johnson and Mitchell both face a charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

The officers run the license plate of the car the thieves fled the gas station and allegedly thought it was a vehicle under Wyse’s name. Would she told officers the car was stolen Friday morning, but she had never reported the incident. The prosecutors said that they are concerned with the obtaining of a search warrant Wyse’s phone.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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