A 091 (Rev.

12110) Criminal Complaint

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I, the undersigned complainant being duly sworn state the following is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. On or about defendant did, April 10, 2012 in Dallas County, in the Northern District of Texas

knowingly and intentionally take by force and violence and intimidation United States currency belonging to and in the care, custody, control and management and possession of bank employees at Chase Bank, located 1881 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas, Texas, the deposits of which were then insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,
in violation of Title ___.1L United States Code, Section(s) __ --=2""1""13::..>.(=a)L...-_

I further state that I am a(n) Dallas Police Officer, Safe Street Violent Crime TaskForce (SSVCTF) and that this complaint is based on the following facts: See attached Affidavit of Dallas Police Officer, Anthony Winn , SSVCTF which is incorporated and made a part hereof by reference. Continued on the attached sheet and made a part hereof: XX Yes No

of Complainant

ANTHONY WINN Dallas Police Officer, SSVCTF

Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, on this / f!!ctay


April, 2012 , at Dallas, Texas.

Name & Title of Judicial Officer

AFFIDAVIT I, Anthony Winn, am a Dallas Police Officer assigned to the Safe Street Violent Crime Task Force (SSVCTF) with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and I primarily investigate bank robberies. I have been a Dallas Police Officer for 24 years and assigned to the task force for 9 years. This affidavit is made in support of a complaint and arrest warrant for JESUS VENTURA, Latin male, date of birth xx-xx1975. This affidavit is based on my personal knowledge and information provided to me by other law enforcement officers who participated in this investigation. Since this

affidavit is being submitted for the limited purpose of securing a complaint and arrest warrant, I have not included each and every fact known to me concerning this investigation. OVERVIEW On April 10, 2012, at approximately 5:34 p.m., a Latin male robbed the Chase Bank, 1881 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas, Texas, located in the Northern District of Texas. Dallas police officers responded to the location. FACTS On April 10, 2012, I was notified by Dallas Police Sgt. Larry Lewis that the Chase Bank located at 1881 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas, Texas had been robbed by an unknown individual. Myself and members of the SSVCF responded to the bank.

Upon arrival at the bank, I interviewed witnesses A. Romero and C. Segura. Witness Romero is employed by Chase Bank as a teller, and witness Segura is employed

by Chase Bank as a personal banker. Witness Segura stated that she was standing in the bank lobby with other Chase Bank employees when the suspect entered the lobby and asked to use the restroom. Witness Segura provided the suspect with the code to use the restroom and informed the suspect that the restroom was located in the office building lobby. Segura observed the suspect exit the bank lobby, but he soon returned. When the suspect returned to the lobby he was greeted by witness A. Romero. Witness Romero asked the suspect if she could help him. The suspect replied to her in a low tone voice, "I am sorry to do this to you, I really am. Give me all the money." Witness Romero has only been employed with Chase Bank for two weeks. Romero said she stared at the suspect, and he repeated several more times for her to give him the money. Witness Romero was standing behind the teller counter which is enclosed with bank robbery glass. Romero stated that it is Chase's policy to step away from the counter when there is a robbery. Romero stated that the suspect's voice became more aggressive. She stated the suspect again repeated to her, "Give me all the money."

Romero stated that the suspect then began raising his black backpack as he continued demanding money. Romero stated that she feared the suspect had a weapon inside his backpack Another bank employee, K. Samples, who was in the bank's lobby, began walking towards the teller counter where the suspect was standing. Romero stated that she was in fear for her life and the lives of other bank employees who were in the lobby. Romero then began removing money from her cash drawer. Romero stated that she removed a

bundle of twenties and slid them underneath the glass. The suspect took the currency. The suspect then slid a twenty-dollar bill to Romero and stated, "Here is a tip for you." Romero stated the suspect calmly walked away from the building. Romero gave the suspect $1900.00 in United States currency. Dallas police officers responded to the bank and broadcast a description of the suspect over police radio. The suspect was arrested by Dallas officers a short time and short distance away from the bank. The suspect had gone inside another business and attempted to rob that business. The suspect was identified as Jesus Ventura, Latin male, date of birth xx-xx-1975. Dallas police officers recovered the black backpack.

Officers searched the backpack, but did not find a weapon. Officers did recover $1900.00 in twenties from inside Ventura's left front pants pocket. The currency was released to Chase bank. A six photo line-up was created and shown to the witnesses. The line-up was

shown by Dallas Police Detective Amos Gantt #7840. Witness A. Romero looked at the six photo line-up that included the photo of Ventura. Romero looked at the photo of Venture and stated that she was 90 percent sure he was the person who robbed the bank. At the time Ventura was arrested, he was wearing the same clothing shown in the bank photos from the robbery. Officers also recovered the dark sunglasses, black backpack and the currency. In addition, I have looked at the still photos taken during the robbery at Chase Bank, and I believe the individual in the photos is Jesus Ventura.


At the time of the bank robbery, the deposits of Chase Bank, located at 1881 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas, Texas, were insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. CONCLUSION Based on the forgoing facts and circumstances, there is probable cause to believe that JESUS VEN:rURA, Latin male, date of birth xx-xx-1975, intentionally and knowingly committed a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 21l3(a), that is bank robbery, for the robbery of Chase Bank located at 1881 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas, Texas, in the Northern District of Texas.

AnCn)Winn FBI Task Force Officer Dallas, Texas



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