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Three arrested on federal charges after allegedly robbing a Harker Heights ATM

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 15:59:10-05

KILLEEN, TX — Three people have been arrested on federal charges after allegedly robbing an ATM in Harker Heights.

According to the Killeen Police Department, on Tuesday, December 15, officers with the Harker Heights Police Department were dispatched to the BanCorpSouth Bank, located at 661 West Central Texas Expressway, in reference to an ATM alarm.

When officers arrived, one officer witnessed a person in a vehicle allegedly tampering with the ATM. Authorities attempted to stop the vehicle, but the occupants refused and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

After several moments, the vehicle came to a stop. All three occupants got out and ran from authorities.

Officers located one of the suspects, identified as 29-year-old Howard Lee Jordan. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Harker Heights Police Department.

Further investigation by the Harker Heights Police Department, Killeen Police Department and FBI San Antonio Central Texas Violent Crime Task Force identified the other two suspects.

Authorities obtained arrests warrants for Maurice Allen Harris and Christopher Anthony George for violations of 18 USC Section 2113(a) – Bank Robbery- and for 18 USC Section 371 – Conspiracy.

On December 16, a joint effort with members of Killeen PD and FBI San Antonio Central Texas Violent Crime Task Force located Harris and George at their place of employment. The two were taken into custody without incident.

All three have been charged by a federal criminal complaint. They are currently in the McLennan County Jail, where they remain pending initial appearances in federal court in Waco.