Family Business?: Four Siblings Accused in Robberies of Bank, Gas Station

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    Four siblings are charged in connection to robberies at a gas station in Silver Spring, Md. and a bank in downtown DC. (Published Thursday, May 29, 2014)

    A family that steals together stays together – at least for one more robbery, according to authorities. A woman and her three brothers are accused in two robberies in the area this month.

    Four people robbed an Exxon gas station in downtown Silver Spring, Md., at gunpoint about 3 a.m. May 14.

    About 10:30 a.m. the next day, the same group robbed a bank in D.C., authorities said. Three men entered the bank and one passed a note to a teller saying empty the drawer fast or everybody dies, News4’s Pat Collins reported. But as they got into a getaway car, a dye pack exploded, coating the bag and money with red paint. The robbers got away but left the money.

    The FBI identified 25-year-old Allesha Alexander, her 24-year-old brother Alvin and 20-year-old twins Allante and Alex as suspects in the bank job and arrested them last week.

    Comparing surveillance images, the FBI linked the siblings to the gas station robbery, Collins reported. Investigators also executed a search warrant and found items used in that robbery.

    The Alexanders are being held in D.C. pending further court action.

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