Early morning robbery in West Fort Worth; bank robbery suspect captured

The 24-hour Whataburger Restaurant on White Set-tlement Road was the target of two early morning robberies in recent weeks. The first occurred on April 6 and the second on April 14.

Details are sketchy in the first robbery but in the second case, police stated that an armed man walked into the restaurant, demanded money, and escaped into a waiting vehicle. No one was injured in the robbery and the amount of money stolen was not disclosed.

Earlier this month the Subway sandwich shop on Clifford Street was robbed by a gunman who was described as a black man, about 6-feet-3-inches tall.

Anyone with information should call Fort Worth Police at 817-392-4370.

Suspect in west side bank robberies captured

A suspect in three bank robberies was captured on the west side of Fort Worth this past week. The robberies took place at the Legacy Texas Bank at 4601 W. Freeway on March 4, the Chase Bank at 4605 Camp Bowie Blvd. on March 12 and the Compass Bank at 4408 Bryant Irvin Road in March.

Members of the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force arrested William Howard Duff, age 52, at the Peppertree Apartments on the west side of Fort Worth on an unrelated felony warrant issued by Parker County.

Duff had been wanted on a robbery warrant in connection with one of the bank robberies. According to a police news release, Duff admitted to involvement in the Compass robbery as well as the other two bank robberies. Reports stated that Duff was dubbed the “Inspector Gadget Bandit” because of his fedora, overcoat and dark glasses outfit he wore in the robberies.

Duff is currently in the Parker County Jail where he is being interviewed by Fort Worth Robbery Investigators.


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