FBI Uses Social Media To Arrest Pinnacle Bank Robbery Suspect
The FBI arrested a man accused of robbing Burleson's Pinnacle Bank in February.
According to a U.S. district court document, Labrandon Marquise Gill of Fort Worth was arrested in Amarillo, TX on March 7 following a complaint charged against him for bank robbery.
Pinnacle Bank, located at 2961 SW Wilshire Boulevard, was robbed at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Feb. 13.
The Fort Worth Police Department received tips linking the bank robbery to Gill earlier this month, according to a criminal complaint filed by an FBI special agent.
Law enforcement was then able to find and review Gill's Facebook profile. Several photos on Facebook showed Gill had sleeves of tattoos that resembled images obtained from surveillance footage from Pinnacle Bank at the time of the robbery.
Gill has a tattoo of the word "life" and two pairs of lips on the side of his neck, according to the complaint.
The Burleson Police Department had obtained surveillance video from a neighboring house's doorbell camera after the February robbery. The video showed the bank robber getting out of a four-door vehicle that appeared to be a Nissan.
Authorities later learned Gill's girlfriend is the registered owner of a 2005 Nissan Maxima.
According to the complaint, Gill's girlfriend was also identified and traced through the social media site. In an interview with FBI Task Force Officers on March 6, she said Gill had admitted to her that he committed a bank robbery.
Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cureton issued an arrest warrant for Gill on March 6.
After entering Pinnacle Bank on Feb. 13, Gill presented a handwritten demand note to the only teller on duty. The note included the words "Bundles" and "$10,000", according to the criminal complaint.
"Make this easy for me," Gill told the teller. "I'm sorry. I need money for my kids."
He left the bank with $1879.
About 20 minutes before he robbed the bank in Burleson, Gill had also entered a Wells Fargo Bank in Joshua.