Simultaneous raids early yesterday morning in Northeast and Northwest Washington resulted in the arrests of two men and a woman who were allegedly involved in a string of Washington-area bank robberies and a number of local armed robberies, according to an FBI spokesman.
The three offered no resistance as two teams of FBI agents and police officers from the District, Arlington and Montgomery County roused them from their beds at 6 a.m. and arrested them on various charges, said the spokesman for Norman A. Zigrossi, special agent in charge of the Washington FBI office. The suspects were taken to the D.C. Jail, where they were being held pending court hearings scheduled for today, the spokesman added.
Vincent Andrew Curtis, 27, and his wife Karen C. Tyler Curtis, 25, were arrested at 660 Morton Pl. NE. His brother Kevin Curtis, 25, was arrested at the Pitts Motor Hotel, 1451 Belmont St. NW. The men were arrested on federal warrants charging them with being fugitives in connection with one charge each of armed robbery in Arlington, the spokesman said.
Vincent Curtis is also named in a warrant issued by Montgomery County police in the armed robbery of a gas station, which occurred this fall, according to the spokesman. Karen Curtis was charged with possession of stolen property and in connection with a Montgomery charge of filing a false police report, the spokesman added.