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Alleged Bank Robber Nabbed

CHANNELVIEW– Twelve area bank robberies may have been solved with an arrest by Harris County Sheriff’s office and Houston Area Bank Robbery Task Force of a man dwelling in various motels along the East Freeway.

Kenneth Harrington, 47, was taken into custody on Halloween for two recent bank robberies of the Woodforest National Bank on Sheldon Road. Federal bank robbery and weapons possession charges have since been filed on Harrington. He is scheduled to appear in the South District’s Federal Court for trial.

In addition to bank robberies including ones in Baytown, Harrington is suspected in a robbery of a Wendy’s on the East Freeway and a Shell Gasoline Station in the 400 block of Sheldon.