Kingsland bank robbery suspect arrested in Arlington

ARLINGTON — Federal and state law enforcement authorities on Jan. 18 arrested a Marble Falls man who is suspected to have been involved in a Kingsland bank robbery.

Llano County Sheriff’s Office officials released a statement that Benton Paul Buratti was picked up without incident at a hotel in Arlington. He was booked into the Tarrant County Jail, where he is being held until he is transferred back to Llano County on a second-degree robbery charge.

The arrest came after Llano County deputies received tips through Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers and member of the public in regard to the Jan. 4 robbery of the Kingsland branch of the American Bank of Texas.

About 5 p.m. that day, officials said a man wearing dark pants and a dark shirt walked into the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money. The man then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Deputies said no weapon was displayed in the robbery.

During the investigation after the robbery, Llano County investigators working with Marble Falls police identified Buratti as a possible suspect in the alleged robbery.

The man’s last known address was in the Marble Falls area.

Deputies are still investigating the robbery and believe whoever made off with the bank’s money was not operating alone. Llano County investigators believe a green- or teal-colored, midsize car might have been involved in the incident, according to the release.

Anybody with information regarding the bank robbery should call LCSO at (325) 247-5767 or the Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-8477.

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