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Suspect caught in Portland bank robberies

Posted at 3:33 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 21:19:26-05

Portland police have made an arrest in Monday's Gulf Coast Credit Union robbery.

Victoria resident Marcus Shade also is suspected of robbing the Portland locations of IBC Bank and Prosperity Bank, in crimes dating back to November, along with seven banks in Austin. He also has an outstanding warrant for an aggravated assault in Nevada.

"It's very unusual to have this type of criminal activity here in Portland," said Portland Police Chief Mark Cody. "Through video surveillance we were able to determine that it was the same suspect."

Portland Police Chief Mark Cory said his detectives worked through the night after Monday's robbery gave them information they previously didn't have, such as a photograph of the suspect. A nearby business also was able to get an image of the vehicle Shade was driving.

"We worked very diligently and very hard to get this suspect into custody," Cory said.

They then contacted the Victoria Police Department, who extradited Shade at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The 40-year-old currently is being held on $1 million bond in the San Patricio County Jail.

"We are contacting our entire region, as well as the Austin region, where we do believe he has been involved in more robberies there," Cody said.

This is a developing story. Check back with KRIS 6 News for more updates.