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Suspect Named in Kingsland Bank Robbery
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 • Posted January 17, 2013

UPDATE 1/22/13

The suspect, Benton Paul Buratti was apprehended on January 18, 2013 without incident, according to a press release by the Llano County Sheriff's Office. Buratti is being held at the Tarrant County Jail until he can be transported back to Llano.

UPDATE

In a press release from the Llano County Sheriff's Office, it was announced that Llano County Sheriff Investigators, acting on a tip from the Hill Country Crime Stoppers and other information gathered from the public, issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the January 4 American Bank of Kingsland robbery.

With the assistance of Marble Falls Police Department, the LCSO issued a warrant on January 10 for the 2nd degree felony for Benton Paul Buratti, a white male born July 11, 1983. The suspect's last known address was in the Marble Falls area.

According to the release, investigators believe Buratti did not act alone. They are seeking the public’s help in locating Buratti and obtaining any additional information about the robbery and other persons that may have been involved. A possible person of interest is a white female.

Anyone with information should call the Llano County Sheriff’s Office and ask for Investigator Boswell at 325-247-5767. Persons who wish to remain anonymous can contact Hill Country Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-8477.

By Caitlan Meador

On Friday evening, January 4, at approximately 5:05 p.m. the American Bank of Texas in Kingsland at 311 RR 2900, was robbed.

According to police reports, no weapon was shown, and a note was passed to a teller demanding money. The suspect took an undisclosed sum and escaped on foot. Officers do not know which way the suspect ran.

The suspect is described as white or hispanic, about 5’7 to 5’9, weighing around 150 to 175 pounds and believed to be in his early to late 20s. He was wearing a dark jacket and jeans, a black baseball cap with a gray symbol that looks like it could be a fox. He appeared to have a short beard.

The suspect escaped on foot.

Anyone with information should contact the Llano County Sheriff’s Office at 325.247.5050. The Federal Bureau Investigation is also searching for the suspect and can be reached at 512-345-1111.

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