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Suspects in 'take-over-style' bank robberies arrested

Suspects in 'take-over-style' bank robberies arrested
Surveillance footage still from the robbery of a U.S. Bank Sept. 6 in Lakewood.

SEATTLE -- Investigators arrested five people suspected in three bank robberies in Washington and who are potentially responsible for more than 15 other bank robberies around the country, according to the FBI South Sound Gang Task Force.

Working off a tip the suspects often take a Greyhound bus to Los Angeles in the days following a robbery, investigators waited for the suspects at the bus station, arresting them Dec. 22.

According to the South Sound Gang Task Force, the suspects would enter banks as a group and demand money while jumping over counters. They were covered head to toe in clothes, including masks and gloves, during the robberies, according to the Task Force.

The suspects are 46-year-old Anthony Mosley of Tacoma and Los Angeles residents Kevin Brown, 38; Curtis Smith, 22; Douglas Smith, 22; and Jeanine Daniels, 32. Investigators are still looking for two other Los Angeles residents in connection with the robberies.

According to the Task Force, the group is suspect of robbing a U.S. Bank Sept. 6 in Lakewood, a Wells Fargo Oct. 22 in Seattle and a Wells Fargo Dec. 20 in Kirkland.

They may also be responsible for robbing a Washington Federal Bank Sept. 13 in Federal Way and at least 11 robberies in Michigan and Ohio in 2011 and 2012, according to the Task Force.