KATY, Texas – A father and his two teens who were arrested for last month’s armed robbery at 1st Community CU may be responsible for as many as seven hold-ups in two states.
Ronald Catt, 50, his 20-year-old son Hayden Catt and 18-year-old daughter Abigail Catt were arrested Nov. 9 for the Oct. 1 credit union robbery when the two men allegedly entered the branch wearing bright orange construction vests and the vest-clad daughter waited outside as the getaway car driver. Police say Ronald Catt wore a painter's mask while Hayden Catt wore a fake mustache.
Based on their disguises, investigators were able to link the suspects to other bank robbery cases, including an August hold-up of Comerica Bank in Texas. Deputies said the family's alleged crime spree began in their home town of Portland, Ore., where police believe they may have committed as many as five bank robberies before moving to Texas.
Investigators said they arrested the suspects after reviewing security footage from a nearby Home Depot, which showed the family purchasing orange traffic vests and surgical masks for disguise before the robberies took place.