Prosecutors: Lubbock man linked to bank, credit union holdups

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Federal prosecutors say tips have led to the arrest of a man suspected of robbing three West Texas banks and credit unions since last summer.

Investigators say 42-year-old Jeffrey Hensley was being held Thursday pending an initial court appearance in Lubbock. Hensley was arrested Monday after a search of his Lubbock residence.

He's charged with the Feb. 13 robbery of Alliance Federal Credit Union in Lubbock. A complaint also links Hensley to the Sept. 14 holdup of First United Bank in Lubbock and the Dec. 8 robbery of Plains Capital Bank in Lubbock.

Prosecutors say in all three robberies a suspect slipped a threatening note to tellers and then fled with cash. Details on the stolen money were not immediately released.

Hensley faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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