Brothers arrested in connection to Wells Fargo robbery in Yuma

Brothers arrested in connection to Wells Fargo robbery in Yuma


Yuma, AZ- Just two days after Christmas, holiday cheer turned into a scary moment for some residents depositing or withdrawing their hard-earned money at the bank this morning.

That's when police say 25-year old Jesus Alaniz walked into the Wells Fargo on Catalina and 8th Avenue and demanded money.

Police say Alaniz did not use a weapon but the teller still handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police were quick to arrive to the scene and officers were fast enough to give chase.

The robber left the bank and took off running toward Kofa High School, police chased him down and arrested him. Luckily school wasn't in session and no school kids were near by.

During the investigation police tell KSWT News 13 officers learned Alaniz was already a wanted man for stealing weapons.

It turns out that's when police also learned Alaniz's younger brother Nestor Alaniz was also involved in the robbery.

The wells fargo reopened several hours later.

KSWT News 13 talked to several customers who did not want their faces shown on camera they tell us they are always on edge while at a bank hoping they will not be inside when a robbery like the one today goes down.

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