Dep. Christina Coronado of the Harris County Pct. 4 Constables office was recently recognized by FBI director Robert S. Mueller for her contribution on the Lincoln City serial bank robbery investigation.
During the months of September, October and November of 2010, multiple bank robberies were reported in the Precinct 4 area. Coronado contributed in the capturing of one of the suspects fleeing from the scene of an armed bank robbery, in November of that year.
While she was on patrol, she responded to a suspicious vehicle and later saw the suspect fleeing the bank. Coronado was successfully able to help catch and detain the defendant and he was arrested that day for his role. It was later discovered that while inside the bank, the suspects had fired a shot from their handgun towards customers and had assaulted several people and staff.
Investigation revealed that these bank robbers were part of a very large sophisticated gang, responsible for over 22 total bank robberies. In total 16 individuals were arrested and prosecuted and are currently pending sentencing in August.
"We are extremely proud of the professionalism and diligence by Deputy Coronado and others that led to the apprehension of these very dangerous criminals," Pct. 4 Constable Ron Hickman said.